EB-5 Explained: Important Things to Know about the US Immigrant Investor Program

Why does the United States allow Immigrant Investors? The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows qualified immigrant investors—who will contribute to the economic growth of the United States by investing in U.S. businesses and creating jobs for U.S. workers—to obtain U.S. visas.  Understanding the potential benefits (economic and cultural) of accepting immigrants under a special classification,Continue reading “EB-5 Explained: Important Things to Know about the US Immigrant Investor Program”

Crimes that can get an Immigrant Deported

In the United States, all immigrants—even who have obtained green cards—can risk being deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. Naturally, data shows that the most common cause for people to be placed into removal proceedings is due to legal evidence of an immigrant convicted of a crime. For USCIS consular officers and immigration judgesContinue reading “Crimes that can get an Immigrant Deported”

F-1, M-1, J-1 Student Visas Explained

Ever wondered about the possibility of earning an American education as an international student? Thankfully, USCIS offers a variety of programs/pathways for applicants to apply for visas. This article aims to explain three main types of student visas: F-1, M-1, and J-1 visas. The F-1 student visa program is designed for foreign students that wantContinue reading “F-1, M-1, J-1 Student Visas Explained”

OFAC Cracking Down on Sanction Violations: Standard Chartered Bank’s Hefty $657 Million Fine

As of recent, news has just confirmed that Standard Chartered Bank has paid $657 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in order to resolve their sanctions violations. These sanction violations primarily relate to transactions involving Iran, with other violations involving current or former sanctions on Cuba, Sudan,Continue reading “OFAC Cracking Down on Sanction Violations: Standard Chartered Bank’s Hefty $657 Million Fine”

OFAC’s Recent Clarification on Counter Terrorism Sanctions

Following the recent trend of President Trump cracking down on terrorism overseas, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has recently added new individuals and entities under the counter terrorism designation for Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT’s). As of December 13, 2019, this updated list prohibits US. Citizens and permanent residents (regardless of their current location) fromContinue reading “OFAC’s Recent Clarification on Counter Terrorism Sanctions”

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Ramona Kennedy (Attorney) received her Jurisprudence Doctorate(Doctorate in law) in America. Ramona Kennedy is a licensed Attorney in California (USA) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Kennedy's areas of practice are US Immigration law, US federal Laws and California State Laws. This is an immigration law blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of Attorney Ramona Kennedy.