Newsletter - January 2012

Newsletter - January 2012
January 30, 2012

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EB-5: Invest in the US for Permanent Residency. Part Two of a Four-Part Series.

Global finance

This is a continuation of our four-part series on the EB-5 green card program.  Part one was featured in ILG’s October 2011 Newsletter. (more)


Update and Predictions on Visa Bulletin Priority Dates

visa application

After the February Visa Bulletin surprised everyone by advancing EB-2 priority dates by one full year (see: Feb 2012 VB: Another Big Leap for EB-2), there is much speculation about the next visa bulletin.  On January 19, 2012, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State Visa Office discussed the Visa Bulletin, green card demand in the employment preference categories, and predictions for the rest of FY2012. (more)


Upcoming USCIS Teleconference: Adjudication of L-1B "Specialized Knowledge" Worker Petitions


On Tuesday, 02/07/2012, the USCIS Ombudsman will host a teleconference from 2 to 3 PM EST to discuss the experiences of employers filing L-1B nonimmigrant petitions with USCIS. (more)