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Record Numbers of Americans Renouncing Citizenships Has Nothing to Do With The Pandemic

August 28, 2020

Reasonable DoubtWith David Lesperance A contrarian expert on contingency plans for the wealthy delivers uncomfortable truths. About four times a year, the US media write a flurry of articles about the latest “Expatriation List” (i.e. “The List”). The List is often incorrectly described as the number of Americans who...

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7 Reasons The E2 Visa is The Next Big Thing in US Immigration From 2021 Onwards

August 14, 2020

Angie RupertRupert Law Group   2020 is not the year of the trend. It is the year of no business, no travel, no fun. The worldwide pandemic has slowed down immigration to everywhere and from everywhere. However, many entrepreneurs around the world are just gearing up for their next “big...

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43,286 E2 Visas Issued in FY2019: Canadian Participation Up 60% Under Trump

August 9, 2020

Fiscal year 2019 was the American E2 visa program’s third-best year on record; 43,286 individuals – citizens of one of the 83 E2 Treaty signatory countries – received long-term, non-immigrant visas in the United States through the scheme. Of these, nearly a third came from Japan alone. No other...

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Expert Analysis: What Does Trump’s Suspension of L-Visas Imply for The E2 Program?

June 23, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Concerned about the employment prospects of American citizens in the wake of lockdowns, President Trump yesterday signed an executive order that will see new entries to the United States on the basis of most visas in the H-1B, H-2B, J, and L-visas suspended until December 31st...

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Every Question You Could Possibly Have About the Grenada/E2 Solution – Answered

May 8, 2020

The Grenada citizenship by investment and E2 visa route to residency in the United States is quickly becoming one of the most popular investment migration program combinations in the market, allowing investors and their families to not only become citizens of a first-rate Caribbean country but also to live...

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Cyprus Nears Visa Waiver Agreement With USA, Says Foreign Minister

January 20, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides has told local press he expects new developments soon with regards to a visa-waiver agreement with the United States. “Our aim is to have developments towards that direction within 2020,” Christodoulides said on Tuesday, according to Cyprus Mail, adding that the...

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Former AILA President Klasko Lists 16 Factors Making EB-5’s Future “Cloudy”

January 11, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Ron Klasko, Managing Partner of the eponymous internationally recognized immigration law firm, believes we have still only seen the contours of the fallout from recent rule changes to the EB-5 program. In a blog-post on his firm’s website, he lists 16 specific ramifications – some favorable,...

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EB-5 Regional Centers Closing at Fastest Rate on Record

January 6, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Between January and September 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) terminated 75 regional centers and approved only six. Of all 361 regional center terminations since 2008, 80% have taken place in the last three years. A statistical report compiled by US immigration law...

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House Passes Bill to Make Portugal an E1 and E2 Treaty Country

December 10, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The US House of Representatives last week passed the AMIGOS (Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success) Act, which – if passed by the Senate and signed by the President – would become law and make Portuguese nationals eligible for E2 visas. Rhode Island Representative David...

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The E2 Statistics Series Part 1: Rejection Rates Are Rising (Quickly)

December 9, 2019

Ahmad AbbasJordan   Thanks to the rise in EB5 minimum investment requirements – from US$500,000 to US$900,000 – and a backlog that shows few signs of abating the short term, those interested in immigrating to the USA have started seeking other, more financially viable, pathways. Among the prime beneficiary...

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