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U.S. revises guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5)

WVNTR – The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy. Previously, the USCIS Policy Manual allowed for tenant-occupancy methodologies used by some petitioners to show their capital created, or will create, 10 indirect jobs. We have determined that these methodologies do not provide reasonable […]

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U.S. to Recall Incorrectly Dated Green Cards

WVNTR – Beginning from May 14, USCIS will begin recalling approximately 8,543 Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) due to a production error. The Green Cards were for approved Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence for spouses of U.S. citizens. The cards were printed with an incorrect “Resident Since” date and mailed between […]

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Indians flock to America’s ‘golden visa’ as H-1B route closes

WVN – Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card. Applications from India for EB-5 visas — which give immigrants a green card if they invest $500,000 and create 10 jobs in the United […]

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At Immigration Talks, Trump Rails Against Sanctuary Cities

From back center clockwise; Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., listen to law enforcement officers speak during talks on sanctuary cities hosted by Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 20, 2018. WVN […]

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Australia considers fast-track visas for white South African farmers

Peter Dutton: white South African farmers need help from a ‘civilised country’ like Australia Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP WVN – (The Guardian) – White South African farmers “deserve special attention” from Australia due to the “horrific circumstances” of land seizures and violence, Peter Dutton has said.  The home affairs minister told the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday […]

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Canada set to bring in more French-speaking immigrants

WVN – Building on the momentum from the first Forum on Francophone Immigration in 2017 in New Brunswick, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for immigration and for the Canadian Francophonie discussed concrete actions today to increase Francophone immigration outside Quebec. Francophone immigration contributes to the country’s prosperity and is an important part of the […]

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Report: Melania Trump Received US Residency Through ‘Einstein Visa’

FILE – First lady Melania Trump watches as children form objects from Play-Doh at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 10, 2017. WVN – First lady Melania Trump reportedly gained permanent residence in the United States through a visa program specifically for people with “extraordinary ability.” The Washington Post reported Thursday that President Donald Trump’s wife […]

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