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EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended As Part of Congress’ Debt Ceiling Deal
Posted on 09/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program Congress has extended the EB-5 Regional Center program through December 8, 2017, without reform. This extension is part of a stopgap Continuing Resolution orchestrated… Read More

CBP Department Adds Facial Recognition Biometric Technology at Major International Airports
Posted on 09/01/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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The United States Customs and Border Protection department has recently announced a new advancement in security regulations at U.S. ports of entry. The CBP has started using facial recognition biometric… Read More

CBP Will No Longer Allow Attorneys in Secondary Inspection at all Ports of Entry
Posted on 08/29/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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New CBP Policy will have consequences at all ports of entry for US immigrants and EB-5 Visa applicants The United States Customs and Border Protection department has announced that they… Read More

Updated Information on U.S. Immigration Travel Ban and EB-5 Visas
Posted on 08/09/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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As of July 19th, 2017, the Supreme Court has approved a temporary exemption for grandparents and other relatives of internationals who have been approved for residence in the United States.… Read More

Updated Policy for Form I-94 Regarding Foreign Travelers Arrival to the U.S.
Posted on 08/04/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Form I-94 and Form I-94W are no longer necessary for Arrival and Departure through U.S. Customs The United States Customs and Border Protection department has updated their policy on foreign… Read More

Despite Delays, New International Entrepreneur Rule May Offer New Green Card Alternative to EB-5 Visa
Posted on 08/04/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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EB-5 Alternative has been delayed The department of Homeland Security has decided to delay the date for the International Entrepreneur Rule which was scheduled to begin July 17th, 2017. March… Read More

Understanding EB-5 Outcomes from the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the “Travel Ban”
Posted on 08/01/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Issuance of new order: Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on President Trump’s executive order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” often called the… Read More

New State Dept. Form Asks Certain Visa Applicants ‘Supplemental Questions’ Regarding Social Media Usage
Posted on 07/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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A new Department of State form, DS-5535, for visa applicants asks supplemental questions of “[i]mmigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny in connection with… Read More

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Minor Lies Can’t Be Used to Revoke Citizenship, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 07/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the issue of when a lie during the naturalization process may lead to loss of U.S. citizenship (Opinion, PDF). Divna… Read More

USCIS Redesigns Green Card Application
Posted on 07/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions “have been substantially updated to… Read More

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