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Proposed Regulations Raise EB-5 Investment Amounts: $1.8M & $1.35M for TEAs

Posted in Immigration

On Jan. 13, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published proposed rules entitled, “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization.”  The proposed regulations include priority date retention for subsequently filed EB-5 petitions, increased minimum investment amounts to $1.8 million and $1.35 million in Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs), expansion of TEA designation… Continue Reading

Proposed Rules Issued for EB-5 Regional Center Program

Posted in Immigration

On Jan. 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued proposed rules regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center program. The proposed rules address a number of issues. First, initial applications for regional center designation will undergo a bifurcated process. Entities will submit an initial application for regional… Continue Reading

Deferred Action Application Process Released

Posted in Immigration

  Dustin J. O’Quinn

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released Form I-821D today and announced the process for requesting deferred action based on the guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security’s June 15, 2012 memorandum.  USCIS will begin accepting these applications tomorrow, August 15, 2012.

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Immigration Creates Hope for DREAMers

Posted in Compliance, Immigration

  Dustin J. O’Quinn

On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that it will offer deferred action and work authorization to “DREAMers,” individuals with unlawful presence in the United States in accordance with provisions in the proposed DREAM Act.  The policy will grant qualified immigrants the opportunity to live free… Continue Reading