Question Detail: I live in Brazil, but am currently visiting Canada on a temporary resident visa, which just expired. I do not want to go back to Brazil. After speaking with family, I am more interested in applying for EB-5 and moving permanently to the United States. How can I apply for EB-5 if I am out of status in another country? Will I have to go back to Brazil to apply?
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Question Detail: Would I be I eligible for an EB-5 visa if I invest $1 million in a post Series A round startup? Also, would I be eligible if I invested and the startup got acquired one year later? Does this type of startup count as a new commercial enterprise?
Question Detail: I want to make an EB-5 investment. I know it is supposed to be at risk, but I really do not want to commit funds without some kind of security. I have read that some EB-5 investors purchase insurance from a third party on their investment. Can this actually be done? Would it violate the at risk requirement?
En el 2009, la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles de San Diego (ACLU, por sus cifras en inglés), comenzó una investigación sobre las salidas voluntarias otorgadas a varios mexicanos en el sur de California. Tras una investigación extensiva, ACLU se dio cuenta que agencias de inmigración (patrulla fronteriza – CBP y agentes de inmigración – ICE), por años habían tomado una práctica engañosa para forzar a personas detenidas a aceptar salidas voluntarias, sin informarles de los efectos migratorios que esta acción tendría en sus casos.
As of March 17, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice.
Monday, March 16, 2015 the Department of Labor (DOL) filed an unopposed motion to stay the March 4 order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in Perez v. Perez until April 15. That order vacated DOL's H-2B regulations on the grounds that DOL had no authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue them.
On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.
If you are a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiary who is eligible to re-register for TPS but did not file your application before the deadline for your re-registration period, USCIS reminds you to follow the guidance on our TPS web page under “Filing Late.”
As of March 5, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily suspending adjudication of Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers the appropriate response to the court order entered March 4, 2015, in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682 (N.D. Florida, Mar. 4, 2015).
DHS recently announced an extension to Employment Authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status.
On April, 1, 2015 USCIS will begin accepting H1B applications. It is expected that the quota of H1B visas will be filled the first day by lottery because the need in our current economy for specialized computer skills exceed the total H1B visas allocated by the U.S. Congress for the year 2015. In other words, the FY 2015 H-1B Cap Count will remain the same: