Entries by David Hirson

3 Groups Facing Extreme USCIS Processing Delays [infographic]

The purpose of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is to review immigration applications and administer immigration benefits – yet millions of families, businesses, and vulnerable parties are on standby for months while new immigration policies restrict legal immigration. Unfortunately, this wait time seems to only be growing longer. Scroll down to see the […]

Israeli Nationals Eligible for E-2 Treaty Investor Visas

Beginning May 1, 2019, Israeli nationals will, for the first time, be able to submit E-2 treaty investor visa applications to the US Embassy – Israel, Tel Aviv Branch. (This is in addition to the E-1 treaty trader visa that Israeli nationals could already apply for.) Also, those eligible Israeli nationals already in the United […]

David Hirson & Partners Guides Franchise Clients to Receive L-1A Visa Approvals

The first week of April saw David Hirson & Partners, LLP (“DHP”) receiving two L-1A approvals for two separate U.S. franchise companies. These franchises both required foreign executives to come and oversee their existing U.S. operations. One L-1A beneficiary successfully passed the interview process. The other beneficiary expects to go through the interview process in […]

DHP Partner Discusses EB-5 Insights with Wall Street Journal

On March 5, 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the EB-5 investment immigration market in Vietnam. Phuong Le, Partner at David Hirson & Partners, LLP (“DHP”) and An Nguyen, Director of Business Development in Vietnam for DHP, provided timely insights for this article. The article describes how the EB-5 market has shifted […]

New Bill Extends Funding for EB-5 but Drops Key Program for Women

U.S. Government Receives Funding Through September 30, 2019: Effects on EB-5 Regional Center Program and VAWA On Friday, February 15, 2019, U.S. Congress and President Trump agreed on and signed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, a spending bill that funds the U.S. government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program with no changes through September 30, […]

New Proposed Immigration Legislation: H.R. 1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

On February 7, 2019, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Ken Buck (R-CO-04) introduced H.R. 1044 ‘Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.’ The bill will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to eliminate the per-country caps to all employment-based immigrant visa categories, including EB-5. The EB-5 Regional Center trade organization IIUSA has analyzed […]