USCIS Denied My I-829 Petition—What Should I Do? Atlanta Employment Visa Attorney Has the Answer

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The EB-5 visa program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to obtain green cards if they make a qualifying investment in a new commercial enterprise or a regional center. It is important to remember, though, that the process does not end when USCIS approves your EB-5 visa petition; you still have to submit an I-829 petition to remove the conditions of …

Cellphone Snooping Device Designed for Counter-Terrorism Now Being Used to Target Immigrants

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Federal investigators and local law enforcement agencies are now using cellphone snooping devices to find illegal immigrants. These cell-site simulator devices mimic cellphone towers. When phones connect to the device—which can be mounted on a police vehicle—it downloads information such as a history of numbers dialed and connected, the identification numbers of phones, and private messages. Civil rights activists have …

Trump Signs “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order—Another Empty Bag of Promises on Immigration Reform

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On April 18, President Trump signed an executive order that initiated a government-wide review to bolster the “Hire American” and “Buy American” directives. According to Market Watch, the review process will last 220 days and may lead to new legislation and additional executive orders that target immigration reform.   The reality is, however, that he order itself is a big nothing.  …

What Is The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017?

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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 (H.R.392) was introduced by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Jan. 10, 2017. The bill proposes several amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act that would have profound impacts on U.S. employment visa regulations. If passed, H.R.392 would eliminate the per-country cap on the number of employment-based immigrants, and it would increase the …

What Are the Benefits of Investing in a Regional Center to Fulfill the Requirements of the EB-5 Visa? Atlanta Immigration Attorney Explains

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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States by making a qualifying investment. In order for an investment to qualify, it must be made in either a new commercial enterprise or a regional center. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains, investing in a regional center offers a number …

What Is the CARRP? Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Explains

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CARRP is the acronym for the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program. If you are a U.S. immigrant with Middle Eastern, South Asian, Arab or Muslim heritage, then it is important that you educate yourself about CARRP, because the program could put your application for a green card, naturalization, and other immigration forms in an indefinite holding pattern. Have you …

What Does Obama’s Reversal of “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Mean for Cuban Exiles?

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With just eight days left in his administration, Barack Obama has introduced yet another profound change to U.S. immigration policies. President Obama has reversed the 1995 “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted permanent residency to Cubans who reached the United States after they were in the country for a year and a day. Effective immediately, Cubans who try to …