US Visa for Buying a House?

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

A new proposed bipartisan Senate bill would allow foreign nationals who spend at least $500,000 on a residential property to obtain a visa to live in the United States. The idea behind this bill is to help the housing market and provide increased investment in the United States. In its current form the investor will…

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EB-5 Premium Processing Update

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

During the EB-5 Stakeholder Conference, USCIS indicated that the availability of premium processing service for the adjudication of any type of I-526 petitions (Regional Center based EB-5 petitions as well as stand-alone EB-5 petitions), will not be forthcoming in the immediate future. USCIS Director Mayorkas indicated that they first intend to implement premium processing for…

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EB-5 Program Growing

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Each year more and more investors are applying for U.S. Permanent Residency through the EB-5 program. Yet the program is still a long way off from reaching the 10,000 per year cap. According to USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), in fiscal 2010 1,727 people applied for a green card under the EB-5 investor program…

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EB-5 Regional Centers Exploding

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

The combination of a weak dollar, tighter credit market, and an increase of wealthy foreigners looking to obtain permanent residency in the U.S. has led to an increased interest in the EB-5 regional center program as a way to obtain a green card for an investor and their family. Additionally, many EB-5 regional centers also…

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