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New Zealand Nationals Eligible for E-1 and E-2 Nonimmigrant Visas: USCIS / DOS
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, June 10, 2019 "Certain New Zealand nationals can now request a change of status to the E-1 nonimmigrant trader classification and the E-2 nonimmigrant investor classification under Public Law 115-226 . Beginning June 10, eligible New Zealand... Read More

Israeli Nationals Eligible for E-2 Treaty Investor Visas, May 1, 2019
Posted on 23 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 22, 2019 "Israeli Nationals Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas Certain Israeli nationals who are lawfully present in the United States will soon be able to request a change of status to the E-2 treaty investor classification... Read More

Investor Visa Holders Worry Reform Will Leave Them Out
Posted on 18 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Discussion leading up to the introduction of a comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Senate early Wednesday has largely focused on disagreements over a pathway to citizenship for people here illegally. But there’s concern over whether... Read More

Give Peace a Chance: End the U.S.-India Immigration and Trade War Now
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The drums of war are pounding. Prominent American companies, through a variety of business associations , are urging the Obama Administration and Congress to punish the Government of India for mounting hostile actions in a brewing trade war. ..... Read More

Lawsuit in Los Angeles Alleges Forced Labor, Wage Theft, Visa Fraud
Posted on 22 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) and Latham & Watkins LLP filed suit on behalf of 11 Filipino workers at L’Amande French Bakery, who were fraudulently lured by their employer to the United... Read More

APA E-2 Treaty Investor Remand Victory: All Bright Sanitation v. USCIS
Posted on 16 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this case, All Bright seeks a determination under the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. §706 et seq., that the Government improperly denied its petition for a foreign national to receive United States Non-Immigrant... Read More

Changes to E-1, E-2 Visa Processing in Mexico
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mexico, D.F., June 20, 2012 : "U.S. consular operations in Mexico rank number four worldwide in issuance of Investor and Treaty Trader visas. This is a critical program to stimulate foreign direct investment in the United States. To more efficiently... Read More

Tags: investor , e-2 , Mexico , Treaty , visas , e-1 , trader

USCIS RFE Templates Up for Comment: E-1, E-2
Posted on 7 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

E-1 Employee of Treaty Trader RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-1 Treaty Trader RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-2 Employee of Treaty Investor RFE Template Review period: October 6,... Read More

Tags: e-2 , template , comment , rfe , e-1 , USCIS