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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Posted in I-526, USCIS

Earlier this month, USCIS released updated processing times for EB-5 related petitions.  The following chart provides the average processing times for cases being adjudicated by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) as of October 31, 2014:  Form Processing Timeframe as of December 11, 2014 I-526 14.7 months I-829 8.6 months I-924 9 months   Based… Continue Reading

Posted in General

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team thanks our clients, colleagues and  fellow EB-5 industry members for a successful 2014 and looks forward to the new year ahead. For a holiday greeting, please click here.   美国GT律师事务所EB-5 投资移民团队对于2014年的成功业绩向我们的客户、同事以及行业同仁表示深深的感谢并希望来年取得更大的收获!节日问候请点击此处。

Posted in General

Members of Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team met last week for their annual East Coast Team Holiday Party. Nearly thirty team members representing the firm’s Philadelphia and New Jersey offices were in attendance, not including team members in additional U.S. locations serving clients from Los Angeles, Orange County, Denver, Boca Raton and Northern Virginia. In 2014,… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Speaking Engagement, Uncategorized

Earlier this month, attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s multi-disciplinary EB-5 group held an “EB-5: Green Card Through Investment” seminar in Miami, Florida, for Venezuelan investors interested in utilizing the EB-5 Program. The day-long seminar covered several topics in connection with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, including SEC considerations, the immigration process for EB-5 and international tax… Continue Reading

Posted in Immigrant Visa

The Department of State’s (DOS) January Visa Bulletin brings some New Years cheer for China and “All Other Countries” designations indicating that that the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will advance by nine months for China, from June 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011, and seven months for “All Other Countries,” from November 1, 2012… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Speaking Engagement

Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorney Kate Kalmykov recently appeared on The Stoler Report with several EB-5 industry members to discuss the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The Stoler Report-New York’s Business Report is a weekly television show airing in New York City that covers trends and developments in the New York metropolitan area real estate industry. On… Continue Reading

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Following is the Chinese translation of a previously published blog: 包括德州总检察长在内的17个州日前在位于德州Brownsville的联邦地区法院提起诉讼, 请求判决奥巴马政府“暂缓遣返”程序违宪,并请求法院发出禁止令。信息来源 目前看来,诉讼瞄准的是奥巴马行政决定中的无证外籍人士,不涉及商业相关的其它行政决定。 随着案件的发展,我们将会继续为您提供分析及相关信息。  

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Texas Attorney General was joined by 16 other States in asking a Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas to strike down as unconstitutional the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action program. They are also seeking injunctive relief. It appears that the plaintiffs are targeting that portion of the Administration’s Executive Actions that impact the undocumented foreign… Continue Reading

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform, EB-5 Investment

奥巴马总统最近宣布了其对移民政策变化的新提议,提议对EB-5投资移民将产生特殊影响。此文章简述这些举措对EB-5的影响。 奥巴马总统访华期间宣布了中国公民将有资格申请有效期为10年的赴美旅游签证。这使得一些国人认为,如果拿到了10年有效签证,通过EB-5获得美国永久居留权将变得不重要。这种理解存在许多误区。首先,虽然中国公民个人有资格申请有效期10年的旅游签证,但并不代表批准的签证就是为期10年。领馆或许仍会选择发放有效期为1年的签证。其次,持旅游签证在美国境内的逗留时间仍为6个月。再次,旅游签证仅限于持签证者在美国旅游,而不能在美国学习或永久生活。所以,如果个人仍希望在美学习或生活,还是要申请EB-5类型签证。接下来,我们讨论奥巴马总统最近在移民改革问题上的行政决定。

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform, EB-5 Investment

President Obama recently announced proposed changes in immigration policies that impact immigration, with many that may specifically influence the EB-5 Program. The purpose of this article is to outline the measures that could impact EB-5. On the President’s trip to China he announced that Chinese nationals would be eligible to apply for a 10-year tourist… Continue Reading