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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig recently presented at the 2016 NES Financial EB-5 Summits in Miami and New York City. Topics included EB-5 legislation, securities compliance, and best practices in EB-5. Greenberg Traurig attorneys Kate Kalmykov, Matthew Galati, and Batya Goodman provided valuable insights on the EB-5 program to help prepare for 2016. Kate Kalmykov presents at the 2016 NES… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, EB-5 investors with approved I-526 petitions will be able to contact the National Visa Center’s (NVC) newly created EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk. Customers with visa processing questions can send their inquiries to the following email address: NVCeb5@state.gov. Inquiries will be answered by a team of professionals at the NVC… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig attorneys Kate Kalmykov, Rosanna Fox, and Rebecca Schechter are attending the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in EMEA, at the Lancaster London Hotel on Feb. 18, 2018. With the changes in global mobility, Worldwide ERC hosts this summit in order to provide guests with insights from experienced professionals, connections across the industry,… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Job Creation, EB-5 Program

On Feb. 2, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing of the year regarding the EB-5 Program. The Committee took testimony from Chief of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Immigrant Investor Program Office, Nicholas Colucci, and the Associate Director, Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Stephen L. Cohen. Mr…. Continue Reading

Posted in Events, H-1B Cap

As the U.S. economy recovers, the demand for H-1B visas is skyrocketing. Please join our experienced immigration attorneys for this webinar, which will provide important legislative updates and share effective strategies for succeeding this upcoming H-1B cap season. Topics will include: Lessons learned from the last cap season New fee schedule affecting certain employers Compliance and post-filing… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor, USCIS

The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) held its first stakeholder engagement of 2016 on Feb. 3. Primarily speaking for USCIS were Nicholas Colucci, Chief of the IPO, Julia Harrison, Deputy Chief of the IPO, and Laurie McKenzie, the new Division Chief of Policy and Performance. Processing Times and Backlog Reduction Issues As has been… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, Immigration

The first hearing of the second session of the 114th Congress on the topic of EB-5 was held in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 2, 2016. Witnesses included Nicholas Colucci, Chief, Office of Immigrant Investor Program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Stephen L. Cohen, Associate Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 Team recently attended the EB-5 Investor Magazine Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The 2016 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference was one of the largest ever, hosting hundreds of leaders and political figures in the EB-5 legislation field, as well as other professionals. Laura Reiff, along with U.S. House Representative Jared Polis and other panelists, discussed EB-5… Continue Reading