Our Firm News

It has been 8 days since Hurricane Irma hit Florida. We hope everyone is safe and back to normal. We are grateful that we survived the storm and are completely functional to assist our clients and business partners.

Coming Events

Brazilian Day Orlando – has been rescheduled from Sunday, September 17, 2017, to Sunday, October 1st, 2017              

Beshara P.A. Global Migration Law Firm will be sponsoring the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce (CFBACC) Pavilion at the Brazilian Day Orlando Festival that will take place at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, from noon to 8 PM. Bring your Family and Friends to this fun and free event. Our law firm will be located in the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce tent (near the Amphitheater). We will have a table for information sheets and will be able to meet you in person. See You There!

2017 Realtor Expo – Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beshara P.A. Global Migration Law Firm will be attending and sponsoring the   2017 ORRA Affiliate Forum Realtor Expo that will take place on October 19, 2017, at Loews Royal Pacific Resort from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

The 2017 ORRA Affiliate Forum Realtor Expo is the perfect venue to network face to face with realtors and promote the firm among over 600 attendees. We are proud to be Affiliates of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

IIUSA 7th EB-5 Industry Forum – Monday, October 23, 2017, to Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, will be speaking, attending and sponsoring the IIUSA 7th EB-5 Industry Forum that will take place in Miami, FL from October 23rd to October 25th, 2017. The EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on education and business development on a global scale.

As a sponsor and speaker, Edward is happy to extend a special rate to friends and associates who are interested in attending the event. All you have to do is send them the event link here, and when they go to purchase a ticket they can enter the promo code “2017MiamiSponsors” to receive a $100 discount.

AILA Central Florida CHapter 31st Annual Immigration Law Conference – Thursday, October 26 to Saturday. October 28, 2917

Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, and the Beshara P.A. Global Migration Law Firm team will be attending AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Central Florida 31st Annual Immigration Law conference that will take place in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The conference will start on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 2:00 PM and will end on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 12:30 PM.

FOCUS BRASIL Orlando 2017 – has been rescheduled from Sep 20 – 24 to Wednesday, October 25 – 29, 2017

Beshara P.A. Global Migration Law Firm will be sponsoring Focus Brasil. Focus Brasil is one of the most important Brazilian events. Its mission is to bridge Brazil and Brazilian community living in the U.S. with local communities, especially in Business, Arts, Culture and Educational areas.

CFBACC Day – Thursday, October 26, 2017

Edward Beshara will be moderating and speaking with other team professionals at the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce (CFBACC) Business Seminar Day, Thursday, October 26, 2017, morning panel titled “Immigration and Tax Planning”.

Immigration News

Regional Center Program Reauthorization

The EB-5 Regional Center Program authorization is now extended to December 8, 2017 thanks to H.R.601, which the President signed into law on September 8, 2017. All government functions are continued until Dec. 8 under this law, including immigration measures for EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and Religious Workers.

Government Agrees to Inform Travelers Denied Entry to U.S. of Right to Reapply for Visas.

In Darweesh (Iraqi national) v. Trump, No. 17-CV-480 (CBA), that followed President Trump Travel Ban, a Federal Judge in New York issued an injunction blocking the travel ban. Although Iraq was dropped from the list of banned countries, the parties have still decided to settle. Under the settlement, the parties agreed to the following:

  • The Administration will email in English, Arabic, or Farsi any individuals from the seven countries included in the January 27 travel ban who were barred from entry to the U.S. before the travel ban was enjoined (and who have not returned to the U.S.)
  • The email will advise them of their right to reapply for a new visa and include a list of free legal service providers who will assist them with their renewed applications
  • The Department of Justice must coordinate the processing of the renewed applications

Rescission of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase-out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters. Read the memorandum from Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke for details. DACA is a mode of temporary relief given to children (now college-aged or older) who entered the United States without inspection with their parents and allowed them to apply for temporary work authorization if they meet certain criteria.

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas.

On Septemeber 18, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas. Premium processing has also resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that are set aside to hire workers with a U.S. master’s degree or higher educational degree.

Coming Soon: New Trusted Traveler Programs Website

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans today to launch a new Trusted Traveler Programs website in October. CBP will transition from the Global Online Enrollment System to the Trusted Traveler Programs System which will facilitate the enrollment and membership of the Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST programs.

October 2017 visa bulletin has been published

The U.S. State Department has just released the October 2017 Visa Bulletin. Check the bulletin here Read the analysis here

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