Author: Carlos Colombo

November USCIS “Final Action” on EB-5 Changes Increasing Investment Amount to $1,350,000. Is it Really Final?

We understand.  This is probably not the first time over the last few years you have heard the EB-5 Visa investment amount is on the verge of increasing so you may not pay too much attention to the “breaking news” that within the next two months or even earlier, the minimum investment requirements for the EB-5 Visa will likely go up from $500,000 to $1,350,000. Looking back over EB-5 industry pronouncements over the last several years there have been no less than a dozen pronouncements of a substantial increase anticipated within the coming weeks or months only to see...

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L-1 Visas Receive Increased Scrutiny Under Trump Administration

The “Buy American, Hire American” executive order issued by President Trump has caused difficulties for immigrants seeking visas across a wide variety of categories.  One of the latest casualties of the Trump Administration’s focus on protecting American workers — often at the expense of the good of American industry and enterprise — is the L-1 visa program. The L-1 visa allows certain employers to transfer executives, managers, and workers with specialized knowledge between afflicted companies.  Numerous requirements must be met in order to qualify for a L-1 visa.  For example, the foreign company must have a qualified relationship with...

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