Articles by Michael J. Freestone

New report sheds light on EB-5 visa backlog and processing times

The pandemic has drastically affected the Department of State’s ability to process immigrant visa applications. The massive visa backlog and wait times continue to mount with…

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Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Bill Could Have Major Impact on Immigrants Across the U.S.

The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill being debated in the House may include certain key immigration reform proposals, says Michael J. Freestone, a partner and immigration…

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Immigration Alert: Canada’s Border Re-opening & More

Canada to Re-Open to International Travelers on September 7, 2021 On September 7, 2021, the Canadian Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated…

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Immigration Alert: Legislative Updates & More

Infrastructure Bill Potentially to Include Immigration Changes The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that is being debated in the house may include certain key immigration reform…

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Immigration Alert: Updates from U.S. Congress & More

Department of State Extends National Interest Exceptions for 12 Months The Department of State has officially updated its guidance to reflect a recent trend with U.S. Embassies…

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Immigration Alert: Updates on the EB-5 Program

Huge News for EB-5 Investors On June 22, the United States District Court for Northern California issued an order in an ongoing lawsuit which terminated the Trump…

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Biden reverses course on Trump’s immigration policies—but will high-skilled workers return?

One of President Joe Biden’s signature campaign promises was to undo former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Since taking office, Biden has wasted no time,…

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Immigration Alert: U.S. System Overhaul & More

Revisions to the National Interest Exemptions The Department of State has released updated guidance regarding the National Interest Exemption process for travelers subject to…

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International Entrepreneur Parole Guide:

The International Entrepreneur Rule is back and although it never really got off the ground in its first form, the USCIS is accepting applications again. The International…

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Three Tips for International Travel During COVID

As the world begins to open back up from the COVID restrictions, many people are wondering how that correlates to international travel. While the United States has designated…

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