This Week in Immigration

Atty. Catherine Yen

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E1/E2 visa – treaty trader and investor visa available to Filipinos

THE E-1/E-2 visa is available to citizens of countries with which the U.S. maintains treaties of commerce and navigation. The Philippines is a participating country, and therefore, Philippine citizens are eligible to apply for an E-1/E-2 visa. The purpose of … Continue reading

November 26, 2016

EB-5 green card program: A way to bring your entire family to the US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte recently announced severing military and economic ties with the U.S. He has also recently assailed the U.S.’s strict visa policy. As President Duterte aligns himself with China, Russia, Vietnam, and other foreign powers, he is consistently evading … Continue reading

November 05, 2016

EB-5 green card program: A way to bring your entire family to the US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte recently announced severing military and economic ties with the U.S. He has also recently assailed the U.S.’s strict visa policy. As President Duterte aligns himself with China, Russia, Vietnam, and other foreign powers, he is consistently evading … Continue reading

November 02, 2016

F-1 student visas and authorized employment

An F-1 student visa allows a student to study full-time in the United States (“U.S.”) at an accredited school. The F-1 student visa is a non-immigrant visa, which means that the student cannot have the intent to reside permanently in … Continue reading

September 30, 2016

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Direct investment vs. Regional Center investment

Under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, foreign investors can apply for a green card if they 1) invest in a company in the United States and 2) plan to create ten permanent full-time jobs for qualified US workers. There are … Continue reading

September 02, 2016

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