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目前,国会参议、众议两院的民主党、共和党成员正就EB-5区域中心重新授权项目进行商议,但在本文发表时,两党还未达成一致意见。参众两院必须在今年9月30日之前就确切文字达成共识,更全面的区域中心重新授权项目改革才能获得通过。但是,基于目前两院仅有不到10天的时间来解决此议案,改革面临挑战。最可能发生的情况就是区域中心重新授权项目会和其它三项移民相关议案一起获得暂时性延长。此暂时性延长将会作为持续决议(Continuing Resolution )的一部分获得较短的延长期。持续决议是在2015年9月30日政府财政年度结束前维持政府重要组成部分运作的临时性决案,国会通常使用持续决议直到正式拨款议案下发为止。现在看来,持续决议甚至是否能及时通过以来阻止政府关闭都是一个待解决的问题。总体来说,2015年9月30日仍为EB-5项目的重要截止日期。

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Laura Foote Reiff Co-Chairs the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Northern Virginia Office. She also Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies group. Laura focuses her practice on business immigration

Laura Foote Reiff Co-Chairs the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Northern Virginia Office. She also Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies group. Laura focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues.

Laura advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 eligibility employment verification matters. Laura has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. She develops immigration compliance strategies and programs for both small and large companies. Laura performs I-9, H-1B and H-2B compliance inspections during routine internal reviews, while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition or sale) or while defending a company against a government investigation.

Laura represents many businesses in creating, managing and using “Regional Centers” that can create indirect jobs toward the 10 new U.S. jobs whose creation can give rise to EB-5 permanent residence for investment. She coordinates this work with attorneys practicing in securities law compliance, with economists identifying “targeted employment areas” and projecting indirect job creation, and with licensed securities brokers coordinating offerings. She also represents individual investors in obtaining conditional permanent residence and in removing conditions from permanent residence.

Laura’s practice also consists of managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students. She is an immigration policy advocacy expert and works on immigration reform policies.

Admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Not admitted in Virginia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.