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Newly Proposed EB-5 Legislation
On June 3, 2015, Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced Senate Bill S-1501. The proposed bill would reauthorize and reform, as well as extend the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program by five years, from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2020. The reform most notably would raise the minimum investment amount required to $800,000 for Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) investments, and $1,200,000 for non-TEA investments. In addition, S-1501 would help create jobs, such that of the 10 jobs each investor must create only 90% may come from indirect job creation, only 30% of capital provided from non-EB5 sources can be counted towards indirect job creation, and at least 50% of the estimated indirect job creation must occur within the combined statistical area or metropolitan statistical area in which the TEA is located. Other notable changes in this bill include Regional Center compliance with all law, including increased annual reporting requirements, codified background checks for individuals, and maintenance of records. Each regional center sponsored investment must be pre-approved before filing I-526 petitions, and DHS will certify TEA’s without input from any other state or the federal government valid for 2 years.
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LAW OFFICES OF DAVID B GARDNER INC
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We have been providing clear and impartial advice to individuals and businesses from all over the world for more than 30 years. We are familiar with the many rules and regulations affecting those who wish to live in the United States, whether this is for business, investment, study, work, marriage or other family reasons. We are able to identify and implement solutions for complex Immigration Cases.
Our team members are bilingual in Spanish, Turkish, Mandarin, Hindi and Punjabi. We are familiar with the many rules and regulations affecting those who wish to live in the United States, whether this is for business, investment, study, work, marriage or other family reasons.
We take pride in giving personal attention and service and to finding creative and ethical solutions to complex immigration and visa questions. We look to solve problems by applying our legal expertise with careful consideration of the practical aspects of each individual case. We help guide our clients through the Immigration maze in order to obtain the best results from the various Government Agencies and Courts which deal with United States Immigration and Naturalization matters.
Our legal fees are fair and reasonable and we provide several payment options including installment billing and accept major credit cards.
David B Gardner is rated A. V by Martindale Hubbel Law Directory and is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. He has more than 30 years professional experience in Immigration International and Taxation law. He has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for listing 2011. Our Associated Counsel have superb academic credentials and professional immigration experience.
Thank you so very much for guiding us through the Status Adjustment process.
Both Nicholas and I are still astonished by the fact that this whole process went quickly and smoothly. You came highly recommended by M and he was absolutely right. Your foresight and diligent proceedings have made this possible and for that we are very grateful. A very special thank you for not only having our backs at all times but your patience with us and our potential sponsor.
This is such an important milestone for us and we could not be happier.
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Our first international seminar on the EB5 program is now set for May 20, 2013 in Dubai. The program will feature Attorneys David Gardner and Sue Bian in association with Immigration Seminar Organizer ILW. For more information and reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
06-29-2015The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the designation of Nepal for TPS. Eligible Nepalese nationals, and even people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal, residing in the United States may apply for TPS. Those that are eligible to apply for TPS must register during the initial 180-day registration period that runs from June 24, 2015 through December 21, 2015. The TPS is designated through December 24, 2016.
For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions on submitting your TPS application package, please click here.
11-18-2014 / Obama's Plan under Debate
Article: Structuring And Implementing An Immigrant Legalization Program: Registration As The First Step by Donald M. Kerwin And Laureen Laglagaron for the Migration Policy Institute