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For the six (6) months prior to the April 22 EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement, USCIS began to follow a reinterpretation of the regulatory definition of “capital” found at 8 CFR 204.6(e). It is believed this line of thinking stemmed from an erroneous analysis first applied in  Administrative Appeals Office (the “AAO”) decisions from May 2014, which… Continue Reading

Posted in Administrative Appeals Office

This article examines how Administrative Appeals Office handles a range of petition denial appeals, from applications to sponsor a foreign fiance to bids to bring over a temporary worker on an H-1B visa. However, according to statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, approval rates at the office are strikingly low, particularly when it comes… Continue Reading