International investors seeking to move permanently to the U.S. may be able to do so through the EB-5 visa program. This program, which was created in 1990 to help stimulate the U.S. economy, gives investors a conditional green card if they contribute between $500,000 and $1,000,000 toward a new commercial enterprise which creates or preserves 10 qualifying full-time jobs.
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposal that would have impacted many immigrants seeking admission to the U.S., wishing to extend a nonimmigrant stay or applying for green cards. Immigrants engaging in those immigration activities are required to prove that they won't be an economic burden on American society -- a "public charge," as the law terms it. The DHS proposal sought to clarify which public benefits could count against immigrants trying to prove they won't be a public charge.
San Jose immigration law attorney Alison Yew has been selected to the 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list, indicating that she is among the Top 5 percent of immigration attorneys in Northern California. Each year, the Super Lawyers list is developed as a result of peer nominations and independent research.
The Trump administration's plan to withhold criminal justice grants from sanctuary jurisdictions has now been permanently blocked. Federal judges in Chicago, Philadelphia and now San Francisco have ruled that the Justice Department cannot place immigration-related conditions on the grants. Moreover, they struck down as unconstitutional a longstanding immigration law, Section 1373 of Title * of the U.S. Code, that appeared to support the administration's position.
If you’re applying for a green card, you probably already know that you have to prove you won’t be an economic burden -- a “public charge” on American society. Recently, however, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new proposal that could make it harder for some immigrants to prove that.
For 10 years, the U.S. military recruited immigrants with critical language skills to serve in exchange for a chance to become U.S. citizens. In 2016, however, the Trump administration put that program on hold, concerned about inadequate vetting and security threats. The Pentagon increased the level of vetting and had been planning on relaunching the program this fall. Unfortunately, barriers remain.