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Tag Archives: California

Posted in Department of Homeland Security, USCIS

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Aug. 28, 2017 that beginning on Oct. 1, USCIS will begin requiring in-person interviews at local district offices for adjustment of status applications based on employment, as well as certain refugee/asylee relative petitions. In the past, USCIS did not require an in-person interview adjustment of status applications based… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5, Government Accountability Office (GAO), I-526

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently reviewed a sampling of unadjudicated I-526 petitions from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 to obtain information on: 1) the ratio between investors who invested in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) or non-TEA designated projects; 2) the geographic locations in which the projects were located; and 3) the capital stack… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, TEA

The newly formed California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) held a conference call today to provide EB-5 stakeholders with an update related to the issuance of Targeted Employment Area (TEA) designations in the state of California.  Specifically, the call was meant to formally announce that California would now provide customized TEA certifications for… Continue Reading