Washington, D.C. – December 11, 2019: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced on December 6, 2019, that it will implement the electronic online registration system announced in its Regulations from January 2019. This system had been suspended until now. The key problem had been the...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- December 10, 2019 —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced new policy guidance implementing two decisions from the attorney general regarding how two or more DUI convictions affect good moral character (GMC) requirements and how post-sentencing changes to criminal sentences affect convictions and...

Washington D.C., December 5, 2019: Ignacio Donoso, Managing Partner of Donoso & Associates, LLC spoke recently on a national webinar intended to prepare employers for the up-coming 2020 H-1B cap season. Key points from the presentation include: New Priority for Drawing H-1B Lottery Starting from the April 2019...

Washington D.C., November 27, 2019: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced today that it has amended the Form I-924A Annual Certification by Regional Center to accord with the new EB-5 Regulations that took effect on November 21, 2019. Form I-924A is required to be filed annually...

Washington D.C., November 26, 2019: The new EB-5 Regulations went into effect on November 21, 2019. Here is what you need to know: 1. What are the new minimum EB-5 investment amounts? For any visa petitions filed on or after November 21, 2019, the new minimum capital investment...

Washington D.C., November 26, 2019: Donoso & Associates was recently recognized by Bethesda Magazine. Our managing partner, Ignacio Donoso, was featured as a Top Attorney for 2019 in the Bethesda, Maryland area. Managing Attorney, Ignacio Donoso, attributed the recognition to our law firm’s core values of...

Washington, D.C. – November 10, 2019: The denial rate for H-1B skilled worker visas have quadrupled in 2019 compared to denial rates in 2015. H-1B visas are the main temporary work visa for foreign skilled workers. A report from the National Foundation for American Policy finds...

Washington, D.C. – October 31, 2019: The Department of State (“DOS”) will implement the new Presidential Proclamation on Health Insurance for new Green Card Applicants. The new requirement goes into effect on November 3, 2019. The DOS will require most visa applicants (see exceptions in...

Washington D.C., October 30, 2019:   Recent information provided by the U.S. Department of State regarding EB-5 visa usage and potential waiting lists estimate – on a worst case scenario – a waiting list of approximately 6.5 years for newly filed EB-5 visa petitions by Indian...