AUGUST 23, 2018
Speaker Atakan Zilifli and Corey Lee co-hosted a real estate seminar in Swisshotel Istanbul, focusing on how to get an EB-5 green card via real estate investment in Miami Florida. They introduced four available real estate projects including The Palms, The Highlands, Capri Tower and South Bronx Hotel. Through investing on one of these projects with least $50,000 US dollars, investors can obtain a conditional green card for two years. Investors can later on remove the condition to become a permanent U.S resident. Some other visa options were also introduced, such as E-2, L-1, EB-1A and O-1 visa. They are applicable to different people in different situations, for example, L-1 visa is for those who already own a company in Turkey, but want to emigrate to the U.S by establishing a new office there, while EB-1A and O-1 are for individuals with outstanding skills.
Guests were very passionate about E-2 visa. For Turkish nationals, E-2 visa offers a very convenient way to enter the U.S by investing a small business.
他们介绍了四项房地产项目，包括The Palms, The Highlands, Capri Tower 和 South Bronx Hotel。通过投资其中一个项目，并投入至少5万美元，投资者可以获得两年的临时绿卡。投资者可以在以后取消临时条件成为美国永久居民。此外，Atakan和Corey介绍了了其他一些签证选择，例如E-2，L-1，EB-1A，O-1签证。它们适用于不同类型的人才，例如，L-1签证用于临时转移海外公司的外籍工人，EB-1A和O-1适用于拥有杰出才华的个人。
AUGUST 16, 2018
USCIS issues two new policy memos on NTAs (Notice to Appear) and RFEs (request for evidence) and NOIDs (notice of intent to deny). The NTA memo from USCIS dated June 23, 2018 implements President Trumps Executive Order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” This order directs agencies to remove aliens (including those who are deportable or inadmissible) from the U.S. without exceptions. Those who have been:
- Convicted of criminal offense;
- Charged with a criminal offense and hasn’t been resolved;
- Committed an act considered to be a chargeable criminal offense;
- Engaged in fraud/willful misrepresentation in their application;
- Abused any governmental program of public benefits;
- Subject to final order of removal from the U.S. and have not departed the U.S.; or
- Otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.
The RFE and NOID Policy memo is another problematic step to overcome for employers and employees/applicants making it easier for officers to refuse visa applications without issuing an RFE or a NOID (notice of intent to deny). This new memo will reverse the previous guidance that allowed officers to deny a case without issuing either an RFE or NOID if they believed that there was “no possibility” the deficiency as found by the officer could be corrected by the applicant or the petitioner. In other words: the officers will now deny cases without providing an opportunity to correct any deficiency. This memo will go into effect September 11, 2018 primarily affecting employment and family-based petitions. It will refuse the legal right for the applicant, petitioner or requester the benefit to submit further evidence to establish eligibility.
Together these two memos will give the beneficiary in employment and family-based cases that have been denied no legal status in the U.S. and result in the issuance of an NTA. Professionals at C.T. Lee & Associates continuously monitor how these memos are being implemented and how they affect individuals and businesses. Call C.T. Lee & Associates to schedule a consultation with us to discuss advising on strategy for your future.
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