On Wednesday, January 13, Clarissa will attend the Asian American Chamber of Commerce 2016 Happy New Year Celebration & Network with AACC Board Leadership. For more information, see: https://www.asian-americanchamber.org/eventscalendar/committee-calendar?task=view_event&event_id=222
Immigration officials have been prohibited from using social media to vet U.S. visa applicants for years due to privacy concerns. Reviewing an applicant’s social media platform(s) could help officials with their research, and the DHS has attempted to implement a social media review in the past. In 2014 alone, the Department of Homeland Security initiated […]
Congress recently recommended an extension of the EB-5 program through September 30, 2016. The extension proposal is part of the 2016 omnibus spending bill, which is expected to pass this Friday, December 18. As a “clean extension” of the Regional Center Program, no changes would be made to the program until its end on […]
Andy Finkle will attend DC TechBreakfast this Wednesday, December 14. Trow & Rahal is proud to sponsor the event, where designers, developers, and entrepreneurs show-case information and learn from their peers. Learn more here: http://www.meetup.com/TechBreakfast/events/217911302/
The House of Representatives recently passed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Prevention Act, H.R. 158, by a vote of 407-19. The bill would place additional restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program in an effort to improve domestic security.
What is the Visa Waiver Program?
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of eligible countries to […]
It is increasingly evident that EB-5 investors investing in Regional Centers need to conduct financial due diligence on the project and its Regional Center. As the EB-5 program faces more criticism for using disproportionate funding in affluent areas, the Securities and Exchange Commission has become increasingly involved in investigating misspent funds.
This year alone the United […]
The holiday season is time for reflection on the immigration process and prospects for the coming year. Much is in flux – immigration reform, mixed adjudication standards and so on. But one thing we know for certain – the twelve days of Christmas are upon us. With apologizes to carolers everywhere:
On the first day of […]
Steve Trow will be speaking at a webinar on Citizenship, Green Cards and Expatriation on Thursday, November 12. To learn more, visit: http://www.bna.com/green-cards-expatriation-m57982059194/
Is uncertainty surrounding staying in the United States driving away highly educated foreign nationals?
An increasing number of foreign graduates from U.S. universities are electing to return to their home countries or elsewhere after completing their studies. These students have the potential to make great contributions in their relative STEM fields, but many do not want to face the uncertainty of obtaining an H-1B visa.
Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at […]
Holly Hatton is attending the 56th Annual Conference of Bar Presidents and the Annual Young Lawyers Summit in Wilmington, Delaware tomorrrow through Saturday. The conference brings local and specialty Bar Presidents and Presidents-Elect from all over the state of Maryland to exchange information and ideas. The Young Lawyers Summit also affords attendees an opportunity to participate […]