Mayorkas on Revised Draft Policy Memorandum Guiding EB-5 Adjudications

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) thanks stakeholders for providing comments to the draft policy memorandum we posted to address certain foundational issues in the EB-5 Program. In anticipation of tomorrow’s “Conversation With The Director” regarding the EB-5 Program...

Transitions and Changes for the EB-5 Program? Predictions for the Year of the Dragon

by: Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Esquire "During a recent EB-5 stakeholder teleconference USCIS Director Mayorkas cautioned “ Be careful what you wish for .” Regional centers and regional center applicants have long questioned the USCIS’ ability to evaluate and interpret the complex...

DOS Cable: T and U Visa Changes

"1. Summary: In March 2013 Congress enacted several changes to the William Wilberforce Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) & Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008(TVPRA) that affect T and U visa eligibility. T visas are designed for victims of trafficking in persons, which...

ABT Settlement Changes

"As part of a settlement of the class action lawsuit, ABT, et al., v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., 11-cv-02108 (W.D. Wash.), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) have agreed to change certain procedures that...

Summary of Changes to USCIS Policy Manual: March 2014

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing updated and comprehensive policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the fraud and willful misrepresentation ground of inadmissibility and the corresponding waiver. This guidance, contained in Volume 8, Part J and Volume 9, Part G...