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Virginia Law Criminalizing Gang Activity Not Categorically a CIMT

 On July 19, 2019 the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision finding that the Virginia offense of participating in criminal street gang activity is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.

The Virginia statute,  Va. Code § 18.2-46.2(A), which prohibits participation in a criminal street gang, is as follows:

SE ANUNCIA EL FIN DEL TPS

El pasado 8 de enero de 2018, el Secretario de la Seguridad Nacional, anunció la decisión de terminación del TPS, por sus siglas en inglés (Estatus de Protección Temporal), para los nacionales de El Salvador. Para proceder con una transición adecuada dicha terminación se retrasará 18 meses, es decir, dicho estatus finalizará el día 9 de septiembre de 2019.

EB-5 Q&A: What qualifies as an EB-5 troubled business?

Question Detail: My retail business has experienced some loss, and I want to see if it qualifies as a troubled business under the EB-5 program. What does USCIS consider a troubled business for EB-5 investment purposes? What proof will I need to provide to show that it is troubled? If I currently have 8 employees, and get an EB-5 investor to invest, will they just have to preserve those jobs or create new ones?

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