USCIS Policy Manual Update: The Key Impacts of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

The EB-5 Regional Center Program, which has long been an avenue for foreign investors to secure a path to American residency, has seen significant changes recently, culminating in the latest update to the USCIS Policy Manual. With the introduction of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, there are substantial modifications...

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USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program to Form I-140 When Requesting Premium Processing


As part of our credit card payment pilot program, the Texas Service Center is now accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for petitioners filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, with Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, or when filing Form I-907 to upgrade a pending...
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USCIS TO START ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR RULE (IER)


By: Michael Phulwani, Esq., David H. Nachman, Esq., and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.


When a USCIS Service Center denies an employment-based visa petition, is it prudent to recommend to a petitioning employer to appeal to the AAO? Not if you have the option of filing a new petition. But there are many situations where refiling may...
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Six Potential Major Impacts of Proposed New EB-5 Investor Visa Law


USCIS has released two new forms consistent with the implementation of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which revised Immigration and Nationality Act 203(b)(5).The new forms are Form I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise, and Form I-956G, Regional Center Annual Statement. The next series of forms USCIS...
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USCIS Publishes Two New Forms for Regional Center Program


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS regulations. The International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program, first introduced in 2017, will remain a viable program for foreign entrepreneurs to create and develop start-up...
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U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW ALERT: USCIS Proposes Rule to Welcome International Entrepreneurs


The new policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of G- Inc. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies to and binds all U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees. USCIS personnel are directed to follow the reasoning in this...
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