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Becoming a U.S. citizen is a significant milestone for immigrants who have made the United States their home. For those married to U.S. citizens, the process is often streamlined through the submission of Form N-400, the Application for Naturalization. However, when the U.S. citizen spouse has been employed abroad, there are unique considerations and challenges...

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Introduction Companies looking to transfer employees to the US from abroad can avail themselves of the L-1 intracompany transferees (L visa). There are two classifications of L-1 visas: The L-1A visa caters to intracompany transferees occupying managerial or executive roles within a company situated outside the United States. The L-1B visa accommodates intracompany transferees engaged...

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In the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, the question of where to invest is just as important as how funds are sourced and obtained. The program offers unique opportunities for investors seeking U.S. residency through investment, with a lower investment requirement of $800,000 USD for those who invest in projects located in rural areas, high unemployment...

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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is one of the fastest ways to obtain permanent residency in the United States. An integral part of the process is the requirement to demonstrate the lawful source and path of funds used for the investment. While proving the source of funds may seem daunting at first glance, it is...

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There’s quite a bit of confusion around how filing your annual Texas Franchise Tax Public Information Report (“PIR”) with the Texas Comptroller affects your records with the state and control of an entity.  The content of the PIR although reflected in the records of the Texas Secretary of State (“SOS”) does not amend the Certificate...

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Effective January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) has come into force, bringing with it substantial reporting obligations on small businesses. Given the stringent reporting obligations, tight reporting deadlines, and steep penalties associated with noncompliance, it is critical to be well informed about the new law and take the necessary steps to adhere to...

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Understanding the complex and dynamic EB-5 process requires an understanding of the key players involved. From immigration attorneys navigating legal complexities to securities attorneys who structure investment projects and economists evaluating the economic impact of proposed projects, each player plays a crucial part in helping investors obtain a green card through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor...

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The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) of 2022 authorizes certain new investors to file a Form I-485 (Application for Adjustment of Status) along with a Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor) or Form I-526E (Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor). This is called concurrent filing, and to take advantage of it, there must...

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