Washington, D.C. – February 1, 2019: For many immigrants to the U.S., the Lawful Permanent Resident status (“LPR” or “Green Card”) is the ultimate goal. However, the privileges of residency can extend even to their children, depending on family circumstances. A child born inside the U.S....

Washington, D.C. – February 1, 2019: With a proposed rule to expand the definition of public charge, green card applicants should consider avoiding certain cash and non-cash public aid programs. Under current rules, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) typically looks at cash assistance programs to...

January 31, 2019, Washington, DC – Ignacio Donoso, Managing Partner of Donoso & Associates, LLC, was once again recognized by EB-5 Investors Magazine as being among the Top 25 EB-5 attorneys in the United States. “I am honored and delighted with this recognition. It is a...

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2019 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is changing the USCIS regulations on the H-1B program starting for April 1, 2019 H-1B cap season, with the biggest changes taking effect during the April 2020 H-1B cap season. 2019 Selection Order Favors Master’s...

Washington D.C., December 27, 2018 - The US Federal government is in its 5th day of the partial government shutdown that started at midnight on December 21, 2018. The EB-5 Regional Center Program has lapsed along with several other US immigration programs have lapsed as of...

Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2018: After the White House signaled on Tuesday, December 18, that it will not insist on $5 billion in funding for construction of a border wall, the US Senate today passed a Continuing Budget Resolution that maintained funding at current...

Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2018: On December 7, 2018, the President and Congress approved spending bills that averted a government shutdown, and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 21, 2018 without any changes. As negotiations on Capitol Hill continue on many immigration-related issues,...

Washington, D.C. - December 13, 2018: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed new regulations on December 3, 2018 to change the skilled worker visa program known as the H-1B temporary work visa program (“Proposed H-1B Rules”). Traditionally, H-1B visas are used by high skilled workers...