ORRA 2018 Inaugural and Awards Luncheon
Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, and Sal Picataggio, Junior Partner, attended the ORRA (Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association) Inaugural and Awards Luncheon on January 17, 2018.
Beshara Global Migration Law Firm congratulates all of the winners, including clients and friends.
Beshara Global Migration Law Firm is a proud Affiliate of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, members of the Global Council, and has been a featured presenter of immigration law topics at several Realtor events.
Committees and Boards
In 2018 Edward Beshara will continue to serve on the following committees:
- AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) National Global Migration Section Steering Committee.
- AILA National EB-5 Conference Committee.
- IIUSA (Invest in the USA) Best Practices Committee and IIUSA Curriculum Development sub-committee.
- IIUSA New Investor Markets Committee.
- IMC (Investment Migration Council) Advisory Committee.
CFBACC (Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce) Board Member.
And Sal Picataggio will continue to serve on the following committees:
- AILA Central Florida Chapter
- ORRA Global Council and Affiliate
Orange County Bar Association Immigration CommitteeComing Events
EB5investor Magazine Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention – January 26-27, 2018
Edward Beshara will be a sponsor, a panel moderator and speaker at the EB5 Investors Magazine first conference of 2018: the Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention at the luxurious Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 26-27, 2018.
Edward will be moderating and speaking on a panel titled: “Faster Visa Strategies & Solutions to Decrease Waiting Lines”. He will be joined by industry leaders: Bernie Wolfdorf, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, Chad Ellsworth, Fragomen Worldwide and Echo King, King Law Center.
The two-day networking and educational event, with more than 1,000 attendees, will feature a gathering of migration agents, regional centers, immigration and securities attorneys, developers, broker-dealers and other prominent EB-5 program stakeholders.
The Choice Hotels Owner’s Investment Conference – Feb 7 to 9, 2018
Edward Beshara was invited to speak and moderate a panel at The Choice Hotels Owner’s Investment Conference on February 7, 2018. The title of the panel is: “The best corporate structure for the U.S. project to attract foreign national investors.” Edward will be joined by industry leaders: Jeffrey B. Carr – President & Senior Economist of Economic & Policy Resources, Marty Cummins Jr., President of Florida EB-5 Investments LLC, A USCIS Designated EB5 Visa Regional Ctr and Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq. Securities Attorney – Torres Law, P.A.
The Conference is an annual conference focused on providing high-level content pertinent to owners of Choice Hotel branded properties. The event focuses on finance, strategic management, and other concerns to help those owners maximize their investments and portfolios.
Approximately 400-500 owners of Choice brands will participate.
Senate voted to extend funding through February 8 to end the government shutdown.
After the government shut down at midnight Friday, January 19, 2018, as the Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal to fund the government. The proposed bill would delay three Affordable Care Act taxes and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The bill would not address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program, a sticking point for Democrats.
The Senate took the floor at noon on Monday, January 22, 2018, and voted to reopen the government by extending funding through February 8. It will also extend the low-income children’s health insurance program, CHIP, for six years and suspend some taxes under the Affordable Care Act.
High Court Agrees To Review Trump’s Travel Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, January 19, 2018, set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. Source Reuters.
DACA Participants Can Apply for Renewal
Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.
Read the announcement HERE.
Justice Department Files Notice to Appeal and Intends to Petition for Immediate Supreme Court Review in DACA Lawsuit.
The Department of Justice announced today that it filed a notice of appeal in The Regents of the University of California and Janet Napolitano v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Elaine Duke seeking review before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Haitians with Temporary Protected Status
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 18, 2018 that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Haiti’s designation who want to maintain that status through the program’s termination date of July 22, 2019, must re-register between Jan. 18, 2018, and March 19, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal Register and on uscis.gov/tps.
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under El Salvador’s designation who want to maintain their status through the effective termination date of Sept. 9, 2019, must re-register between Jan. 18, 2018, and March 19, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents, have been published in the Federal Register and on uscis.gov/tps.
USCIS Announces Countries Eligible for the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
DHS designates the 83 countries for H-2A program and 82 countries for H-2B program in 2018. This designation is officially published and implemented from 01/18/2018 to 01/17/2019. Read the Announcement Here.
Alert! L-1 Petition Filing Address Change for Current Vermont Service Center Juristiction Effective 02/12/2018
On February 12, 2018, the Texas Service Center (TSC) will begin processing certain Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker petitions for L nonimmigrant classification, also known as L visas. Starting March 12, 2018, USCIS may reject any of these applications that are filed at the wrong service center. Read the Announcement Here.
February Visa Bulletin Released
China sees some slightly faster-than-expected movement in the employment-based categories, but the rest is largely in line with previous predictions.