Entries by David Hirson

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 […]

How to Qualify for an E-2 Visa [Infographic]

Many key factors decide whether an E-2 visa petition will meet investor and individual guidelines. The E-2 visa is oriented around establishing a new business venture or purchasing a pre-existing business and requires the investor to put their own money at risk to make a commercial profit. Only foreign nationals from countries with a Treaty […]

Article Discusses Potential Missed EB-5 Opportunities in India

This article is copyrighted by ILW.COM and is republished here with permission. The original article can be viewed here: http://discuss.ilw.com/articles/recent-issues/389787-december-31-eb-5-industry-misunderstands-retrogression EB-5 Industry Misunderstands Retrogression There is $3 Billion India EB-5 Opportunity: India generated close to $500 million in EB-5 investments in 2018, and it is on track to generate $1 Billion in 2019 and $2 Billion in […]

Client Alert: Trump Administration Reinterpreting 2008 Vietnam War Agreement

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Trump administration unilaterally decided to reinterpret an agreement from 2008 between the United States and Vietnam. This 2008 agreement discussed the proper procedure for how to deport a Vietnamese national from the United States with a final order of removal. However, the agreement specifically stated that these procedures would […]

David Hirson & Partners, LLP Offers L-1A/EB-1C Visa Insights

David Van Vooren, Partner at David Hirson & Partners, LLP, recently authored an insightful article published in the China ImmiMarket Magazine. The article is titled: “How U.S. Franchises Can Support L-1A and EB-1C Visas” and has been published in Chinese in order to educate those individuals from China who are interested in combining franchise opportunities […]

U.S. Congress and President Trump Extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program for 2 Weeks

Last Friday (December 7, 2018), President Trump signed a 2-week “stopgap” (a.k.a. extension) spending bill that allows the U.S. government to continue operating until December 21, 2018. This extension also includes allowing the EB-5 regional center program to continue until December 21st. Congress and President Trump are still negotiating what to do after December 21st. […]