Immigration Law

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EB-5 Investor Visa Expert Comments on Coming Changes
Posted on 21 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Keith Larsen, The Real Deal, Oct. 21, 2019 "EB-5 has gotten a jolt of life, but experts say the program could soon flatline. New federal regulations will nearly double the minimum dollar amount that all foreign visa-seekers must plow into development... Read More

Expert Predicts 'Surge' then 'Decline' due to EB-5 Investor Visa Rule Changes
Posted on 25 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, July 25, 2019 "The US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has just announced an increase in the standard minimum investment amount to $1.8 million, from $1 million. For high unemployment areas, the amount has been... Read More

Expert Predicts Congress Will Extend EB-5 Investor Visa Program
Posted on 30 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mary Diduch, National Real Estate Investor, Nov. 30, 2018 - "I predict that Congress will extend EB-5 again without any changes … maybe in the spring everybody can agree on a reform package that Congress can enact,” says Stephen Yale... Read More

Expert: Clean Extension of EB-5 Expected in Spending Bill
Posted on 21 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

China Daily, Mar. 21, 2018 - "When Congress considers another stop-gap bill to fund the government, it almost always includes an extension for the EB-5 immigrant investment program. And that scenario is likely to occur again later this week, according... Read More

Expert: 'No Easy Transition' from Investor Visa to Green Card - Forbes
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Dec. 3, 2017 - "What legal options are available for foreign-born entrepreneurs in America? ... The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that “Immigrants are almost twice as likely as the native-born to become entrepreneurs... Read More

Expert: Low-Cost Funds Make EB-5 Attractive to Developers
Posted on 9 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eric Lipton, Jesse Drucker, New York Times, May 8, 2017 - "It was the first major piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law, and buried on Page 734 was one sentence that brought a potential benefit to the president’s extended... 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

Expert: EB-5 Investor Visa Program Can and Should Be Reformed
Posted on 11 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NPR, May 10, 2017 - "ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: More now on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law practice at Cornell University . He's a supporter of the EB-5 visa program, although he says... Read More

Expert: Trump, Congress Can Save EB-5 Investor Visa Program
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ, New York Times, Apr. 27, 2017 - "Lawmakers are discussing the EB­5 program this week as they try to reach a deal on the budget and avert a government shutdown. ... The EB-­5 program, created in 1990, allows foreigners... Read More