Entrepreneurs

At Chodorow Law Offices, we help entrepreneurs with temporary visas and green cards. This includes, for example:

In addition, if the entrepreneur is in China, we have unparalleled experience and resources on the ground for providing representation before the U.S. Consulates in China that handle related applications (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Chengdu, and Hong Kong). We make it our business to know each consulate’s policies, practices, and procedures. 

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USCIS Ombudsman: China EB-5 Backlog May Be 10 Years

In case you missed it, the USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report, 2017, reveals some astounding information about EB-5 China backlogs: recent applicants may face waits of 10 years or longer to immigrate: ...
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Members of Congress Probing Potential EB-5 Related Securities Fraud by Kushner Companies

Members of Congress from both parties are investigating whether Kushner Companies' EB-5 fundraising activities constitute securities fraud. As has been widely reported, Kushner Companies recently put on a roadshow to market to Chinese investors a New Jersey real estate project called One Journal Square. The investments are structured such that ...
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Kushner Companies EB-5 Activities Reported by Reuters and NY Times May Constitute Securities Fraud

As has been widely reported, Kushner Companies recently put on a roadshow to market to Chinese investors a New Jersey real estate project called One Journal Square. The investments are structured such that investors may qualify for green cards through the EB-5 program, which requires a minimum $500,000 investment resulting ...
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USCIS Filing Fees Increase

USCIS has issued a final rule increasing filing fees for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees go into effect December 23, 2016. USCIS explains that fees are increasing "for the first time in six years, by a weighted average of 21 percent." ...
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USCIS Proposes Rule to Allow Parole for Certain Start-Up Entrepreneurs

Foreign entrepreneurs would have an easier time starting businesses in the U.S. under proposed regulations released Aug. 26 by the Department of Homeland Security, according to Bloomberg ...
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Senate Hearing on the EB-5 Regional Center Program (Video)

On February 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee had a hearing on "The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?" ...
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President Signs EB-5 Extension into Law

Congress gave final approval last Friday to a $1.1-trillion funding bill, keeping the government running through September 30, 2016 (the end of the fiscal year). Tucked into the law is a provision to extend a key part of the EB-5 investment immigration scheme. The provision extends the pilot program for regional centers through September 30 ...
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New L-1B Adjudications Policy: Upsetting the Apple Cart?

USCIS has released a new policy memo on "L-1B adjudications policy." The memo provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess “specialized knowledge” from their foreign operations to their operations in the United States ...
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Waiting List to Be Established for China EB-5s (Update)

The maximum level of immigrant visa numbers which may be made available to China EB-5 applicants during fiscal year 2014 has been reached, effective August 23, 2014. This according to Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State ...
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