Banking and Finance

2013 4th Quarter Statistics for I-526 Petitions

USCIS released the fourth (4th) quarter statistics for Fiscal Year 2013 for I-526 Immigrant Petitions by Alien Entrepreneurs

In 2013, in total 6,346 I-526 petitions were received and entered into the case tracking system. 3,699 were approved. 7,131 cases are pending. In the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 (July – September 2013), 1,624 I-526 were received. 1,172 petitions were approved. 318 were denied, more than twice than the third quarter.

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Yi Song is an attorney at Mona Shah & Associates in New York City. She is also licensed to practice law in People’s Republic of China. Before joining Mona Shah & Associates, she worked  at a securities litigation firm in Manhattan. She clerked at China’s high court – the Supreme Court of People’s Republic of China. At Mona Shah & Associates, Yi practices EB-5 law and securities law and works on many successful EB-5 capital raising projects. She obtained her LL.B. degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University and she is a graduate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Her articles on EB-5 and securities law are published by LexisNexis, AILA,, ILW. Yi is a native speaker of mandarin Chinese. She speaks fluent English and basic French.

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