January 2018

A business coalition and many of its members continues to work for passage of a permanent bipartisan legislation solution for Dreamers living, working, and contributing to our economy.   https://www.coalitionfortheamericandream.us/
Continue Reading U.S. Businesses Urge Congress to act on a Solution for the Dreamer/DACA Recipients

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.

Continue Reading DHS Issues New Rules for Searching Electronic Devices at the Border

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
Continue Reading President Trump Signs Continuing Resolution into Law

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
Continue Reading Congress Passes Another Continuing Resolution After 3 Day Shutdown – EB-5 Extended to Feb. 8

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. 
Continue Reading U.S. Senate fails to Pass Continuing Resolution and Government Shutdown begins. EB-5 for Regional Center programs is Suspended ‎

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,
Continue Reading U.S. House of Representatives Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Government and Extend EB-5

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:

Continue Reading Center for Regulatory Effectiveness Petitions DHS for Rulemaking to Reform EB-5