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26 August 2016

29th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference

Elsie Hui Arias

Elsie Arias will be the discussion leader on the panel discussing Current Issues with EB-5 Investor Visas at the 29th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference in San Francisco, California on Saturday, November 12.

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28 July 2016

2016 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference

Lincoln Stone

Lincoln Stone will speak on the topic of EB-5 Capital and Economic Development at the 2016 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference hosted by the Council of Development Finance Agencies at City Hall in Los Angeles on November 15.

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28 July 2016

AILA EB-5 Investor Summit

Elsie Hui Arias

Michele Franchett and Elsie Arias will present Representing Regional Centers with Setting Up, Maintaining Status, and Planning Projects and, I-829 Removal of Conditions Process and EB-5 Compliance respectively at the AILA EB-5 Investor Summit in Washington DC on October 24 and 25.

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28 July 2016

Rocky Mountain Immigration Law Conference

Lincoln Stone

Lincoln Stone will speak on EB-5 Investment at the Rocky Mountain Immigration Law Conference in Denver on October 13th.

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13 June 2016

Emerging EB-5 Markets Spotlight: South Africa

Michael Harris

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, ... Read More

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20 May 2016

June 22-25

Lincoln Stone

Four SGG attorneys are invited to speak at the 2016 AILA National Conference in Las Vegas. Heather Poole will be the Discussion Leader on the family immigration topic “It’s Complicated: Filing Removal of Conditions in Difficult Circumstances.” Lincoln Stone will present on the topic”Advanced EB-5 Investor Practice.” Josie Gonzalez will be ... Read More

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28 April 2016

April 21

Lincoln Stone

Lincoln Stone will speak at the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. on the topic of “EB-5 Regulations & Policy Guidance: Historical Review & What Comes Next.”

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28 April 2016

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 ... Read More

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29 February 2016

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

Lincoln Stone

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 ... Read More

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