The employment-based fifth preference visa category for immigrant investors, commonly referred to as “EB-5,” has grown significantly over the last several years. However, the EB-5 investor presents a number of unique challenges for immigration attorneys, including matters of economic modeling, securities law and international tax law.
Eight Key Immigration Warnings for Clients
Lawyers often are unfamiliar with the basic framework of immigration law needed to prevent clients from making costly mistakes. While clients’ particular immigration-related legal needs vary greatly, there are eight key warnings that attorneys must be prepared to offer them.
Advising Clients on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
On June 15, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made a significant announcement: On Aug. 15, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services would begin implementing the Obama administration’s executive order regarding deferred-action status and a two-year employment-authorization card (a work card) for certain qualifying young foreign nationals.