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Investors Drawn to the EB-1C Multinational Manager/Executive Option Amid EB-5 Uncertainties (Immigration)

Akshat Divatia

New Rule!! H-4 for Employment Authorization from May 26, 2015 (Immigration)
About the Author:Anu Peshawaria is a well known US Business Immigration Attorney as well as a Supreme Court Attorney from India, Former Legal Advisor Embassy of India, Washington DC. She is an exp...
Anu Peshawaria
Immigrant Entrepreneurs Must be Included in Immigration Executive Action (Immigration)
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 […] Tahmina Watson
10 point immigration executive action summary (Immigration)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/13/source-obama-to-announce-10-point-immigration-plan-via-exec-action-as-early-as/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl11%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D562689 Yesterday, the White House apparently leaked a draft of the proposed executive action on immigration. The list, apparently, includes relief for 4.5 million undocumented people,extended deferred action for Dreamers, increased salary for ICE staff, allows 50% discount to the first 10,000 people who apply for citizensh...
Tahmina Watson
Extended Visas for Citizens of China (Immigration)
This morning’s news shows interesting updates on US-China relationship, particularly in the arena of US immigration law. Here are links to two stories: Story 1 and Story 2. In sum, student visas will be valid for 5 years and visitor visas will be valid for 10 years. These lengths of validity exist for some other […] Tahmina Watson
Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visas (Immigration)
As many of my readers will know, over the summer there was much discussion about whether there were unused visas and whethey they could be recaptured. Various newspapers had reported about 200,000 visas remain unused. The recaputuring of those visas would reduce the severe visa backlog. Here is my article: Unused Visas- To Recapture or […] Tahmina Watson
Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas? (Immigration)
There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I don’t want my readers to get too excited. Obama cannot […] Tahmina Watson
November 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary (Immigration)
TheNovember 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:F2A category advances 29 days taking the priority date to 1 March 2013;F2B preference advances 62 days with PD at 1 January 2008; F4 category advances 18 days taking PD to 8 […] Tahmina Watson
October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary (Immigration)
TheOctober 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:F2A category advances a month taking the priority date to 1 February 2013;F2B preference advances 2 months with PD at 1 November 2007; F4 category advances 21 days taking PD to 22 […] Tahmina Watson
Obamas Immigration Delays: What Now? (Immigration)
So there we have it- a confirmation that any executive action on immigration will have to wait until after November when the mid-term elections are over. There are many news reports on it and of course, much anger has been expressed. What are we to do now? Yes, our hopes keep getting dashed but unfortunately, […] Tahmina Watson
Will we see Executive Action from Obama next week? (Immigration)
The political winds of immigration keep shifting. It is rather hard to keep track. The question of the moment is this: will President Obama announce executive actions on immigration reform next week? A week or two ago, there were news reports that Obama will make announcements immediately after Labor Day weekend. But as the weekend […] Tahmina Watson
EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China (Immigration)
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 […] Tahmina Watson
Three Ways President Obama Can Take Executive Action for Business Immigration (Immigration)
(This article was written a few weeks ago but it is applicable today as it was a few weeks ago). Three Ways President Obama Can Take Executive Action for Business Immigration Immigration reform was declared dead last week. Yes, dead. After years of fighting to reform our archaic and broken immigration system, and a successful […] Tahmina Watson
Immigration reform will help Washington States demand for tech workers (Immigration)
Immigration reform will help Washington States demand for tech workers. On August 6th, 2014, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported that the Washington State is the 5th fastest growing state in the US for tech jobs, yet there are not enough tech workers. Reporter Rachel Lerman discusses the issue in detail and reports that the […] Tahmina Watson
I-130 Backlog Ensues (Immigration)
The I-130 backlog that started about 6-9 months ago is still causing families to remain separated. At the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in June, USCIS said that they are aware of the problem and are working on reducing the problem. From feedback from colleagues I learned that newly filed cases are flying through […] Tahmina Watson

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