Congress in 2015 tried to tackle new EB-5 reform legislation, but instead chose to extend the program without any changes until September 30, 2016. This was a result of an impasse on issues relating to increase in the capital threshold amount and the change in the metrics used to determine what is a (“TEA”) targeted

As Congress works to pass renewal legislation to the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program that will expire on December 11, 2015, most observers in the EB-5 space have no idea what will happen. Initially most of us thought that Congress would not have the time to review and vote on several new bills that would

Notwithstanding the years’ old gridlock in regard to immigration reform, some significant changes will take place on or before September 30th.  It’s not that Congress has had an epiphany.  Several important immigration laws will sunset on September 30th unless reauthorized by Congress.  If Congress does nothing, four major immigration programs will come

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) is the parent agency of several sub-agencies including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).   These agencies are tasked with all of immigration-related affairs.  In December 2014,  DHS was the only agency that did not receive full-year

Note added on February 18, 2015:  Yesterday, a judge in South Texas issued a preliminary injunction which prevents (at least temporarily) the Immigration Service’s planned implementation of the DACA expansion. 

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DACA expansion, the first part of the President’s Executive Action goes live on February 18th.  USCIS has issued new forms, instructions ,

President Obama’s recent executive actions relating to immigration have sparked a firestorm from detractors and jubilation from supporters. Known as “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” (IAEA), the Executive Action addresses some decades-old problems with our immigration system, which supporters and detractors alike describe as “broken.” IAEA is not an act of Congress and can only go

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It’s not every day that a president makes a major announcement on social media.  On Wednesday (Nov. 19), President Barack Obama posted

Please see below for a clip of my November 18th appearance on “Leiberman Live” SiriuxXM radio show with host Jon Leiberman.  In the clip, I discuss current issues surrounding Immigration Reform and President Obama’s imminent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration.

Leiberman Live feat. Alka Bahal – Immigration Reform

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Alka Bahal is