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Posted in Department of Homeland Security, Travel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Travelers continue to experience heightened scrutiny at U.S. Ports of Entry. Whether the travel is for business or pleasure, travelers often carry an electronic device such as a cell phone or laptop. The current administration’s focus on border security has made travelers increasingly concerned about how to protect personal and corporate data contained on electronic devices.

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Posted in Conrad 30 Waiver Program, Continuing Resolution (CR), E-Verify, EB-5 Program, President Trump's Administration

On Monday evening, President Trump signed the Continuing Resolution (CR) into law ending the three-day, 69-hour government shutdown.

In addition to funding the government and other policy-related matters, the CR extends EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and the Religious Workers immigration programs until Feb. 8.

Immigration issues will likely occupy most of the Congressional agenda during the extended CR period.

Please check back for updates as events unfold.

For more information on the Continuing Resolution, click here.

Posted in Continuing Resolution (CR)

By a vote of 266-150 on Jan. 22  (three days after  the previous extension deadline of midnight on Jan. 19), the House passed the Senate amendment, extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to Feb. 8.

The bill now goes to the president who is expected to sign it into law.

Today’s action extends government operations and programs until Feb. 8, including vital immigration programs such as EB-5, Conrad 30, E-Verify, and Religious Workers. GT will continue to provide updates as events unfold.

Posted in Continuing Resolution (CR), EB-5, Government Shutdown

Late Friday (Jan. 19)  the U.S. Senate failed to pass the House of Representatives approved Continuing Resolution (or CR).  As of January 20th the federal government is in a shutdown.  It appears that the Senate will attempt another CR vote to extend vital programs, such as EB-5, through Feb. 8, 2018. This vote could come as early as January 21 or 22.   We will keep you posted on the status of the CR votes as they occur.

Posted in Continuing Resolution (CR), EB-5 Program

Late Thursday (Jan. 18), the U.S. House of Representatives approved a Continuing Resolution (or CR) to prevent a government shutdown and extend vital programs, such as EB-5, through Feb. 16, 2018. The House approved the measure mainly on party lines by a vote of 230-197. Six Democrats voted in favor of the CR with a majority of Republicans and 11 Republicans voted against the CR.

The legislative vehicle for the CR, H.R. 195, was transmitted to the U.S. Senate where it is the pending business. The U.S. Senate must act before 11:59:59 p.m. Friday or a possible government shutdown could occur.

We will update the legislative situation as events merit.

For more information on the Continuing Resolution, click here.

Posted in Department of Homeland Security, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, USCIS

On Jan. 17, The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (The CRE), a Washington D.C. administrative watchdog group, filed a petition with the Department of Homeland Security to reform the EB-5 program to create jobs in rural America and areas of high unemployment.  In making the announcement, The CRE posted:

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Posted in Continuing Resolution (CR), EB-5 Program

Last night, House Appropriations Chairman, Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), filed a Continuing Resolution to extend government funding and to provide extension of authorities for programs, such as EB-5, on the House Appropriations website.  The Continuing Resolution, or CR, would extend government operations and the EB-5 program through Feb. 16.

The debate on the CR will be under active discussion in the Congress with House floor action likely this week prior to the expiration of the current CR at 11:59:59 Friday night.

For more information on the Continuing Resolution, click here.

Posted in Conrad 30 Waiver Program, E-Verify, EB-5 Program

By a vote of 231-188 on Dec. 21 (before the previous extension deadline of midnight on Dec. 22), the House passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 1370 extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to Jan. 19.

Upon passage, H.R. 1370 was sent immediately to the Senate, where it passed by a vote of 66-32. The bill was presented to the president and on Friday, Dec. 22, he signed the measure into law.

This action extends government operations and programs until Jan. 19, including vital immigration programs such as EB-5, Conrad 30, E-Verify, and Religious Workers.

Posted in Firm News

Đội Ngũ EB-5 tại Greenberg Traurig chân thành cảm ơn tất cả các khách hàng, đồng nghiệp, và các thành viên trong ngành cho một năm 2017 thành công và một năm mới với nhiều thành tựu.”