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March 10 2022

EB-5 Regional Center Law is Being Extended!

Yea, after lapsing 8 months ago, it appears the EB-5 Regional Center law is being re-authorized, assuming it remains in the Budget Bill.  This bill needs to be enacted by March 11, but Congress may extend the time a bit to March 15.  If extended, which seems probable, it will...

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February 28 2022

Update on EB-5 Regional Center Program

As I explained in my last newsletter, the EB-5 Regional Center (not the Direct EB-5 program) statute lapsed on June 30, 2021.  USCIS and the Department of State have frozen in place all I-526 and adjustment and immigrant visas.  I-829 removal of conditional resident status may still be granted. I received...

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September 24 2021

U.S. to Modify International Travel Bans for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Beginning in early November 2021, the Biden Administration plans to modify international COVID-19 travel restrictions for those fully vaccinated.  At that time, the country-specific travel bans for the 26 Schengen (European) countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, China, Brazil, South Africa, and Iran will be replaced with a new COVID-19 vaccine and...

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March 9 2021

Premium Processing (Expedite) now available for E-3 Status for Australian Nationals

USCIS announced that effective February 24, 2021, Premium Processing will be available to those requesting a change of status or extension of status for E-3 visa classification for qualified Australian professionals. The USCIS Premium Processing Service expedites USCIS’ processing times for certain visa categories.  Specifically, it requires an additional filing fee...

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February 23 2021

Prior Naturalization Test Reinstated

The Biden Administration has reinstated the same naturalization test that has been used for many years – the 100 questions about America’s history and government. It replaces the Trump test.  Here is the link https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/questions-and-answers/100q.pdf.

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