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International Entrepreneurs – A New Proposed Immigration Option Published by USCIS 1920 1331 Michele Franchett

International Entrepreneurs – A New Proposed Immigration Option Published by USCIS

Click here to view the Spanish translation.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a final rule on January 17, 2017, that will – effective July 17, 2017, allow international entrepreneurs who will have an active and central role in the operations of a start-up entity to apply for parole so that they may start or…

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Emerging EB-5 Markets Spotlight: South Africa 781 936 Michael Harris

Emerging EB-5 Markets Spotlight: South Africa

Originally published March 17, 2016 South Africa has 99 problems… and one of them is the country’s very own “JZ,” President Jacob Zuma, whom many South Africans accuse of seeking short-term political gains at the expense of the country’s long-term interests.  In December 2015, President Zuma sacked his Finance Minister, Nhalnhla Nene, and in the…

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Congress Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program 2048 1536 Andrew Grzegorek

Congress Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program

Originally published March 29, 2016 The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) permits citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.  On January 21, 2016, Congress implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015,…

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Investing Cash From Loan Proceeds:  A New Interpretation Of “Indebtedness” 290 232 Lincoln Stone

Investing Cash From Loan Proceeds:  A New Interpretation Of “Indebtedness”

I. A New Standard, And An Old Problem In the April 22 public engagement with the EB-5 stakeholder community, the Immigrant Investor Program Office (“IPO”) articulated a new adjudications standard that precludes the EB-5 investor’s use of loan proceeds as a source of investment capital unless the investor shows that the promise to repay the loan…

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