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No Longer So Fast! EB-1 Retrogression For Indian- And Chinese-Born Foreign Nationals: Cyrus D. Mehta and Anand G. Sinha
Posted on 18 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Anand G. Sinha, July 18, 2016 - "One does not need a degree in public policy or law to understand the basic premise behind the concept that the United States ought to make the attraction of the best and brightest individuals a... Read More

Impact of EB-5 Retrogression on the Regional Center Loan Model: Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The China EB-5 retrogression will result in other unique problems not experienced in other immigrant visa preference categories. Most EB-5 regional center investments are based on a loan rather than an equity model . EB-5 investors invest into the... Read More

Latest Chinese EB-5 Visa Availability Projection: Bernard P. Wolfsdorf
Posted on 6 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Bernard Wolfsdorf has engaged in a discussion with the State Department clarifying the State Department’s recent visa availability projections in Item E of the March 2014 Visa Bulletin . The State Department has indicated that the EB-5 category... Read More

Retrogression in August 2015 Visa Bulletin
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CHINA - MAINLAND BORN EMPLOYMENT THIRD, AND THIRD OTHER WORKER VISA AVAILABILITY There was an extremely large increase in applicant demand reported for consideration in the determination of the August cut-off dates. Therefore, it has been necessary... Read More

EB2 India and China Visa Retrogression Likely in May
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a March 22, 2012 meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the Department of State Visa Chief informed Mr. Ware that visa retrogression in the Employment-Based 2nd preference category for nationals of India and China is likely in May. Mr. Oppenheim... Read More

Podcast: Steve Yale-Loehr on EB-5 China Retrogression
Posted on 21 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Yale-Loehr , co-author of LexisNexis' 21-Volume 'Bible' of immigration law that has been cited in over 450 federal court decisions in cases from across the U.S. circuit courts of appeals, federal district courts, and the U.S. Supreme... Read More

EB-2 Retrogression – Don’t send our best and brightest Indian and Chinese Master’s and Ph.D. professionals home
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Top Chinese and Indian scientists, engineers, doctors and mathematicians are going to find the U.S. welcome mat pulled further away from their feet. Recent Department of State projections indicate the line for persons born in China or India... Read More