Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021: The on-going court litigation regarding the validity of the 2019 EB-5 Regulations appears to be headed for show-down on May 13, 2021. The litigation, titled Behring Regional Center v. Mayorkas, is presently before federal court in the Northern District of...

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2021: Reports from USCIS and from Donoso & Partners’ own recent experience indicate that USCIS processing times are likely to drop during the remainder of 2021 and through 2022. USCIS processing times are reported based on the average time that it takes...

Washington, DC, May 10, 2021: USCIS has re-started the International Entrepreneur Program that was suspended in 2017. The International Entrepreneur Program creates a pathway for foreign entrepreneurs to enter the US temporarily to start their businesses, and offers visa status to the investor and family....

Program Will Provide Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON, DC, May 10, 2021 —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today 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...

On May 4, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 84 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs to candidates under the Express Entry BC and...

On April 30, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that due to the current COVID-19 situation and as per the directives of the diplomatic missions, Canada Visa Application Centres (VACs) across India will remain closed for biometric enrolment and all other services, effective...

Washington, D.C., May 4, 2021: On May 3, 2021, USCIS announced, through a declaration submitted in the Edakunni v. Mayorkas litigation, that it will suspend the biometrics requirements for certain I-539 applicants for a two-year period beginning on May 17, 2021. The biometrics suspension will...

On April 29, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 6,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent Express Entry draw. The minimum score in this draw was 400. As per the tie breaking rule applied in this invitation round, all the candidates with...

On April 27, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 362 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Skills Immigration (SIBC) and Express Entry (EEBC) categories to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. These streams are intended for workers or international...