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Holiday Travel and Visas

As year-end and the holiday season approaches, people from around the world travel great distances to be with family and loved ones. Certainly being with family during the holidays is one of the joys of life that makes the hard work done throughout the year seem worthwhile. However when the holidays are done, it is… Read More

DHS Travel Restrictions to Prevent Spread of Ebola

In October, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented restrictions for travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the three West African countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak.  DHS announced that all U.S. ports of entry will have more screenings and added protective measures for individuals who were present in those three countries in… Read More

Increase in Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals and the EB-5 Visa Program

Credit Suisse, a financial holding company, released a report saying that there are 128,200 ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in the world. To be classified as an UHNW, a person’s net worth must exceed $50 million. According to the report, the number of UHNW individuals has increased by 98,700 from what it was a year… Read More

Does Your Business Have an Immigration Compliance Plan?

 As the year end approaches, companies should take this time to review their immigration  policies or develop consistent immigration policies. It may be difficult for many employers  to keep up with and ensure compliance with all the ever-changing regulations and laws  pertaining to the hiring and employment verification of employees. As the government  continues to… Read More

Defining a “Substantial” Investment for E-2 Visa purposes

An E-2 Investor Visa applicant must prove that his or her investment is “substantial.” The question then becomes what is considered a sufficiently “substantial” investment? This depends on whether an investor is purchasing an existing company, starting a new company from the ground up, and the type of business the company will be involved in.… Read More