EB-5 Investors Conference

Kudos from William Dean in his LinkedIn post are gratefully accepted. He writes, I’ve attended the EB-5 Investors Conference four times now. The speakers this organization assembles are truly exceptional, especially the attorneys. Some are personable and comedic; others are eloquent, almost professorial… it’s a great mix, and just such a wonderful way to learn…

The Invisible Wall Is Already Up and Running!

(Originally published at Lextalk) While President Trump’s rhetoric on stopping illegal immigration and his administration’s discontinuation of the DACA program and Temporary Protective Status for various Central American countries has dominated discussions of immigration law, a little-known fact is that this administration has been slowing, and in some cases, stopping even the legal immigration pathway in…

EB-3 Other (unskilled worker) Category Immigration Program is Necessary for Some Employers and is a Long Standing, Valid Program

(Originally published at Lextak.com) Recently, a few immigration attorneys who predominantly focus their practices on EB-5 have published articles denigrating the usage of EB-3 Other (EW), the unskilled worker category, for immigration. This was precipitated after so many migration agents in Asia promoted this program to people who cannot afford the EB-5 program, because the visa…

Role of the Migration Agency vs. Third-party Recruiter

By Jinhee Wilde, Esq. (originally published at Lextalk.com) There has been an alarming trend, first by the consular officers in Asia and now through Department of Homeland Security/USCIS (USCIS) to suspect and deny cases merely because the foreign worker applicant has engaged the services of a migration agent involved in the Employment-based immigration process. Historically, many…

Indian H-1B filings set to drop by 50% this year

See the original article BENGALURU: Immigration experts believe there could be a sharp decline in the number of H-1B petitions filed by Indian IT services companies + this year following the tough environment created by the US administration under president Donald Trump. H-1B filings for the next fiscal began on April 2, and will conclude…