Washington, D.C. – September 14, 2018: Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) announced that the Committee will introduce legislation to fund the government through December 7, 2018. The continuing resolution includes language that extends authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center...

Washington, DC – August 13, 2018: In late July, the House Appropriations Committee amended the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) spending bill to remove the per-country limits on employment-based visa allocation. Under current statutes, certain categories of family-based and employment-based immigrant visas have a global limit...

Washington, D.C. – August 13, 2018: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) received a welcome victory in a recent court decision, issued on August 3, 2018 and ordering the White House to begin accepting new applications. The decision, issued by the Federal District...

After receiving a 2017 notice from Ecuador terminating its bilateral investment treaty with the United States, the U.S. Department of State announced that it was terminating the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program for citizens of Ecuador effective May 18, 2018. E-2 Treaty Investor visas allow...

Washington, D.C. – August 13, 2018: Today, USCIS created a new filing address for Form I-829 petitions for EB-5 investors. The new address are two lockbox addresses in Dallas. Previously, Form I-829 petitions were filed at the California Service Center of USCIS. Then new address is...

I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC is getting ready to participate in the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum coming up October 29-30, in Chicago. Ignacio Donoso is on the Planning Committee and will be speaking on issues important to the EB-5 industry. For a sneak peek...

Washington, DC – July 31, 2018: In a recent report, denials of H-1B petitions rose significantly in the fourth quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, which started on July 1, 2017. The number of Requests for Further Evidence (“RFE”) in the final quarter alone almost...

Washington, DC – July 20, 2018: Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced a drastic expansion of grounds for initiating deportation and removal proceedings against foreigners. The new policy allows USCIS to directly issue Form I-862, Notice to Appear (“NTA”), which marks...