Archive for September, 2014

Investing in Employment-Based 5 Immigrant Visa Classification

9/30/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Many foreign nationals are attracted to the EB-5 Immigrant Visa category as a streamlined classification to qualify for an immigrant visa because it leads to permanent resident status without first requiring a qualifying relative and/or adherence with strict employment-based preference categories.  Additionally, it rarely requires that the foreign national be subject to a priority-date backlog [...]Read More >

E-2 Investor Visa Eligibility for Israeli Nationals Almost a Reality

9/29/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

It has been more than two years since President Obama signed legislation that would add Israel to the list of E-2 investor eligible counties.  The actual implementation of adding Israel to that list, and in turn Israeli nationals being able to apply for E-2 visas, has been delayed until a reciprocity agreement was finalized and [...]Read More >

CBP Announces “Optimized” TN Visa Processing Port-of-Entries

9/18/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

CBP has announced that beginning in mid-September, the agency will provide “optimized processing” for first-time Canadian TN and L visa status applicants. Read more at Brian D. Zuccaro’s TN Visa Bulletin blog.Read More >

William Reich Named a Super Lawyer of Upstate New York

9/15/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Each year, Super Lawyers Magazine compiles a list of the top lawyers in Upstate New York. A group of top attorneys has selected William Reich as one of the Super Lawyers. The selection process has multiple phases, starting with a list of attorneys nominated by their own peers. From there, attorney-led research teams conduct independent [...]Read More >

Updated Policy Guidance for H-3 Visa

9/9/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

On September 09, 2014, USCIS issued updated policy guidance on the H-3 trainee visa category. The new guidance is available at USCIS’ website in its Policy Manual section.Read More >