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June 2017 Visa Bulletin

The June 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart copied below. The Dates for Filing chart published in the State Department’s June Visa Bulletin will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action

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EB-5 Visa: What Is It and How Might It Change?

Immigration seems to be a featured story in almost every news cycle. Recently, the EB-5 visa has been making headlines, especially in relation to the Kushner Companies use of this visa. We’ve put together a quick overview of what an EB-5 visa is and what potential changes might be coming down the line, either from

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May 2017 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its May 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing modest advancement for China EB-2 and EB-3 categories. HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE APRIL VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS. View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here. Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications EB-2: China advances seven months to October 1, 2013; India retrogresses by two and a half

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USCIS Launches Regional Center Compliance for EB-5 Program

On March 21, 2017, the USCIS launched its EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program (Audit Program). Under this program, USCIS will collect case-specific data as part of a compliance audit as a way to verify application information. According to the National Law Review’s analysis of this announcement, there appears to be two aspects to the

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