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  • Should I Apply for a Reentry Permit if I Need to Travel Outside the United States? -   If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) and need to travel outside the U.S for a temporary trip abroad, you generally do not need to apply for any special document to return to the United States.  Your valid Form I-551, more commonly known as a “Green Card”, is usually the only document you […]
  • Enterline Immigration Consultant Affiliate Successfully Expedites Another CR-1 Visa Through Direct Consular Filing -   Enterline Immigration Consulting affiliate obtained another CR-1 immigrant visa by filing an expedited I-130 Petition for Alien Relative with the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City (“Consulate”) through Direct Consular Filing (“DCF”). The petitioner, a U.S. citizen, and the beneficiary, a British citizen, were married in Vietnam and had received job offers requiring […]
  • USCIS Issues Another Alert, this time on the Court Order Regarding EB-5 Regulations -   The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (“USCIS”) has posted another Alert regarding the EB-5 immigrant investor visa.  We post the complete Alert here for convenience. “On June 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf, 20-cv-09263-JSC, vacated the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final […]
  • Alert – USCIS changes policy on EB-5 Regional Center Program Adjustment of Status filings -   One day after announcing its policy on handling EB-5 immigrant investor petitions and applications, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has reversed its decision on accepting Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (“Form I-485”).  The updated “Alert” with this change has been posted on the USCIS website “Approved […]
  • USCIS Policy Update to “Requests for Evidence” and “Notices of Intent to Deny” -   The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has issued new policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the circumstances in which officers should issue Requests for Evidence (“RFEs”) and Notices of Intent to Deny (“NOIDs”). In 2013, USCIS published guidance instructing officers to issue RFEs in cases involving insufficient evidence before denying […]
  • USCIS Issues Alert on the EB-5 Regional Center Program -   The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has posted an “Alert” on its “Approved EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Centers webpage”. The Alert explains how the USCIS will handle relevant petitions and applications following the sunset of the Immigrant Investor “Regional Center” Program (the “Program”). We emphasis herein guidance related to EB-5 investors who […]
  • The EB-5 Regional Center Program will lapse on June 30, 2021 -   The EB-5 Immigrant Investor “Regional Center” Program (“Program”) will lapse on June 30, 2021 due to the failure of the U.S. Congress to reauthorize or extend it before the expiration date.  Because the Senate has adjourned for recess until July 12, 2021, the Program will remain unavailable as no legislation to reauthorize the Program […]
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  • U.S. District Court Rules to Overturn EB-5 Regulations; Investment Amount Reduced to $500,000 – for Now -   On June 22, 2021, Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California issued an order granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Behring Regional Center, in the lawsuit Behring filed against the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”).  The order was given in the matter of Behring […]
  • The U.S. CBP and DOS Announce That U.S. Citizens May Return to the U.S. on Expired Passports -   The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (“CBP”) and the Department of State (“DOS”) have announced that beginning May 21, 2021, U.S. citizens will be able to return to the United States on an expired U.S. passport until December 31, 2021, if they: are a U.S. citizen. are currently abroad seeking to return to the […]