April 7, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has reached the congressionally mandated maximum number of new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2017. This is referred to as the “cap” on H-1B visas. The H-1B cap was reached in...

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for April 2016. For EB-5 visas, both regional center and direct investments, the Final Action Priority Date for persons born in mainland China has now been set to February 1, 2014. The Filing Priority Date for persons...

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced it plans to hold another hearing on the EB-5 Program on April 13, 2016. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles Grassley from Iowa, was apivotal figure in the 2015 negotiations for reforming the EB-5 Regional Center Program. In 2015,...

On Monday, April 25, 2016, I.A. Donoso and Associates will participate in a stakeholder meeting with the USCIS EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“IPO”) in Washington, D.C.  The IPO indicates that the stakeholder meeting is an invitation for participants to provide feedback on potential EB-5 regulatory...

I.A. Donoso & Associates LLC is pleased to announce that we received the first Form I-829 approvals from USCIS for the first EB5 investors in the award-winning Harbourside Place real estate development in Jupiter, Florida. Florida Regional Center / U.S. Immigration Fund was the sponsor of...

DOS has released the Visa Bulletin for April 2016. For EB-5 visas, both regional center and direct investments, the Final Action Priority Date for persons born in mainland China has now been set to February 1, 2014. The Filing Priority Date for persons born in mainland...

On February 2, 2016, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?” Senators Grassley and Leahy presided over the hearing, and two witnesses gave testimony during the hearing: Nicholas Colucci,...

December 15, 2015. Congress has agreed to extend the EB-5 Regional Center program until 09/30/2016 with no changes. This solution was adopted after weeks of intense negotiations among key Senators and members of the House of Representatives, culminating in marathon negotiating sessions for the last 2 weeks. The...