Washington, D.C. - May 16, 2018: USCIS revised its policy guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy. Until now, the USCIS Policy Manual allowed for tenant-occupancy methodologies used by some petitioners to show their capital created, or will create, 10 indirect jobs. As of...

Washington, D.C. – May 7, 2018: As foreign students on F-1 status head towards graduation season and the hopeful start of their Optional Practical Training (“OPT”), employers and trainees should be wary of third-party placements. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) guidance webpage,...

Washington, D.C. – April 22, 2018: In the latest court decision between the White House and “sanctuary cities”, the Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit has decided that the federal executive branch may not withhold public safety grants from cities purely for their refusal...

Washington, D.C. – April 20, 2018: Not only do EB-5 investments need to show a risk of loss under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) rules, but they also need a chance for gain. Although early EB-5 court cases focused on cases where the investment...

Washington, D.C. – April 9, 2018: EB-5 investors and other immigrant applicants may soon find themselves providing the U.S. immigration authorities with detailed histories of their online social media accounts, according to a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) to update its electronic...