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Investors seeking U.S. permanent residency via the EB-5 process face increasingly extended delays due to extensive processing times for their immigrant petitions (Form I-526) by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).  USCIS has alleged that it is within its discretion to further prolong Form I-526 processing times, which can currently be up to 68.5 months.  A group of 22 EB-5 investors recently obtained an important victory from a U.S. federal […]

On February 18, 2021, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.  The companion bills are identical in their terms and are derived from President Biden’s “day one” legislative proposal for implementation of his immigration policy goals and initiatives.  As […]

Beginning on March 20, 2020, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments announced their collaboration in restricting non-essential travel across their shared land borders. These restrictions were subsequently extended multiple times, most recently on January 19, 2021. On February 23, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced yet another extension […]

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation revoking former President Trump’s proclamation that suspended the admission of new immigrants (i.e., permanent residents) to the United States.  The original Presidential Proclamation implementing the suspension was issued by former President Trump on April 22, 2020, and subsequent proclamations extended the suspension through […]