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Wrap-up of an amazing week #ImmigrationAction

With Mayor of DC and Mr. Mayorga

Dear Readers, I am sorry I have not given you detailed information and guidance yet. I have seen your questions and comments, esp. on family-based matters. I will start writing details that you are looking for as soon as I can. But I first need to tell you about this amazing week and the build […]

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Executive Action for Entrepreneurs- Almost A Startup Visa

There will be several measures for immigrant entrepreneurs and details will emerge soon.  However, this is a significant development – this is a new program using the parole authority.   Entrepreneurs will be allowed into the US under the ‘significant public benefit’ parole authority to the following types of people who would otherwise not qualify […]

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Immigration Executive Action for Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Students

The Department of Homeland Security released a series of memos.  I am copying links to the relevant ones for high-skilled immigration, entrepreneurs and students. http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/14_1120_memo_business_actions.pdf My comments to follow soon.    

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What to expect from the executive action annoucement

I have it on good authority that these are  some of the things we can expect: Illegal immigration: 1. Deferred action to parents of US citizens and green card holders who have lived in the US for at least 5 years. 2. Expanding the DACA program to no-age limit and who have been in the […]

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Tahmina on CNN Money re. immigration executive action

Find Tahmina on CNN Money today discussing immigration executive action that will be announced tonight.  Here is a link to the story.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Must be Included in Immigration Executive Action

Not a day goes by in the US that an immigrant entrepreneur’s contributions are not making a deep  and lasting impact.  Watch the below video from the Partnership for a New American Economy to see how immigrant inventors’ inventions are used in your daily life.  At this unique juncture with imminent executive action announcements, where […]

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EB5 Processing Time as of November 10, 2014

USCIS updated the processing times for EB5 petitions: Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Timeframe: I-526 Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States 14.3 Month(s) I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) 6.8 Month(s) […]

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EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China

Copied from AILA: Practice Alert: China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014: What Does This Mean? On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, announced that effective immediately, the EB-5 preference category had become “unavailable” for Chinese […]

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Tahmina Mentioned in CNNMoney

Thank you to CNN and Reporter Sara O’Brian for reporting on an issue that I care so deeply about and mentioning my work. My regular readers will know how strongly I feel about these issues. The article highlights the frustration that I and many of my colleagues face helping startups get visas. Hope this will shed light […]

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CNN Discusses the Startup Visa

Today, CNNMoney reported on one of our favorite subjects, the Startup Visa. Reporter Sara O”Brian discusses specific examples of talented people moving to Canada to launch their startups since they were unable to do so in the US due to immigration obstacles. We are honored that the article provides a link to this blog.  Thank […]

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