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Tag Archives: RFE

Posted in I-526, I-924, Immigrant Investor, USCIS

On Nov. 7, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) held an EB-5 stakeholder program at their New York City field office. GT attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Kristen Ng attended the in-person session.  During the engagement, key members of the IPO addressed: 1) updates from the IPO; 2) priorities for… Continue Reading

Posted in H-1B Cap, President Trump's Administration, USCIS, Visa

For over a decade, filing an extension of nonimmigrant status in visa categories such as the H-1B was a fairly routine process for cases involving the same employer and same underlying facts.  This changed yesterday. As part of the Trump Administration’s Buy American, Hire American: Putting American Workers First initiative, USCIS rescinded a long-standing policy… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

We previously blogged that in responding to RFEs and NOIDs on a Form I-526 or I-924, it appears that traceable mail, including FedEx and UPS deliveries, are delivered first to an office of the National Security Council in Capitol Heights, MD for screening before being forwarded to USCIS in Washington, DC.  We have received communication… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

With the move of the EB-5 Program Office from the California Service Center to USCIS Headquarters, several petitions, including Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, and Form I-924, Application for Regional Center Designation, are now adjudicated in Washington, DC.    Requests for Evidence (“RFEs”) and Notices of Intent to Deny (“NOIDs”) issued by the… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment

Laura Reiff and I traveled to Shanghai this past week to meet with various migration agents, investors and regional center project companies. We gained some key insight from our time on the ground.