From time to time, WA Law Group LLC posts items of interest to our clients about immigration topics.
Press Release – University of Chicago Alumni Establish Endowed Scholarship in Perpetuity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE University of Chicago Alumni Establish Endowed Scholarship in Perpetuity CHICAGO – Jinhee Wilde, Esquire, who received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago’s undergraduate college and her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, and Dr. David Wilde, who received his MD and PhD from the University’s…Details
U.S. visa interview
Let’s clear this up once and for all. Consular Officers do not make decisions before the U.S. visa interview. For the majority of visa applications, Consular Officers only know about the case in the 30 seconds leading up to the visa interview, i.e. when they call “next!” to the visa applicant standing in line, and…Details
Regional Center EB-5 Program Returns!
The long-awaited news that the EB-5 Regional Center Program was reinstated by Congress on March 11, 2022 through passage of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which was attached to the massive 2022 federal government ‘omnibus’ spending bill. This reauthorization is for 5 years, and the following are the highlights of the bill:…Details
WALawUSA awarded Manage HR’s Top Emerging Immigration Law Firm 2021
For a person who comes to a foreign country in hopes of a better life, the immigration application progress is the most strained phase of their journey. During that process, the person will be dogged with uncertainty of their immigration status, the extraordinary length of their application process, and bureaucratic steps and questions until ultimately,…Details
Monah Shah and Associates Podcast with Jinhee Wilde
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE The increase in minimum investment for EB-5 and the program’s issues with retrogression have led to increasing interest in the E-2 program. On this episode, Mona and Mark are joined by Jinhee Wilde to discuss who is eligible for the E-2 investor visa and how long they can stay in…Details
Top 100 Attorneys Magazine Features Ms Jinhee Wilde
Check out the Linkedin article HERE Go to the Top 100 Attorneys article HEREDetails
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…Details
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…Details
EB-3 Other Category Immigration 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…Details
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…Details
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…Details