EB-5 Visa: To pool or not to pool

The EB-5 Visa now allows investors to pool their money together in order to receive U.S. Immigration Permanent Visa benefits.

On July 12, 2022, USCIS posted an updated revision for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, accommodates the mandates contained in the recently passed EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA). The new forms are each tailored to accommodate the different eligibility requirements of the two different types of EB-5 visa programs: EB-5 Standalone Investor Cases and EB-5 Regional Center Investor Cases.

New I-526 Petition for EB-5 Standalone Investor Cases

The new Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor, must be used by standalone immigrant investors who are not seeking to pool their investment with additional investors seeking EB-5 classification.  It is very important to have an attorney guide you through the benefits and drawbacks of pooling your investment with other foreign investors versus the stand alone EB-5 visa where one investor retains all control making it easier to get the conditions released of your 2 year conditional resident Green Card.

Our lawyers have been practicing for the past 25 years in U.S. Immigration matters exclusively. We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our Lead Attorney was elected as an Elite Lawyer of The Year for 2022! If you have questions or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.

Labor Shortages

How the J-1 Cultural Exchange and H-2B Seasonal Visas can help with your labor shortages!

Our lawyers have been practicing for the past 25 years in U.S. Immigration matters exclusively. We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our Lead Attorney was elected as an Elite Lawyer of The Year for 2022! If you have questions or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.

Speed Processing Your Visa and More!!

Can hiring a U.S. immigration lawyer speed up the process for my case?

What is TPS and is it the same as asylum?

How much money do I need to invest in the U.S. to get an investor visa?

Is there anything I, as U.S. Citizen can do? He married me for the Green Card and now he is divorcing me!!

Today, we answer some questions from our Social Media Family!!

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TPS STATUS DESIGNATIONS

Notice of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective June 7, 2022, through December 7, 2023.

TPS is where the government allows someone from a certain country to remain in the United States as their country is a mess and dangerous to return to. It is a temporary designation, but indefinite renewal.

This designation allows Cameroonian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Cameroon) who have continuously resided in the United States since April 14, 2022, and who have been physically present continuously in the United States since June 7, 2022, to apply for TPS. DATES: Designation of Cameroon for TPS: The 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS is effective on June 7, 2022, and will remain in effect for 18 months, through December 7, 2023. Registration: The registration period for individuals to submit TPS applications begins June 7, 2022 and will remain in effect through December 7, 2023. Afghanistan and Ukraine also recently received TPS designation to remain in the United States. While in TPS status, one may seek other ways to gain a more permanent standing in the U.S. through employment, school, sponsorship, National Interest Waiver, and family sponsorship to name a few ways.

Our lawyers have been practicing for the past 25 years in U.S. Immigration matters exclusively. We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our Lead Attorney was elected as an Elite Lawyer of The Year for 2022! If you have questions or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.

Work Visas Available for ‘The Great Resignation’

Professionals & Skilled Workers Welcomed to Qualify

H-2B visas are seasonal work visas. Many of our Au-pair clients and Student Visa OPT clients are switching status to H-2B visas due to the need for business to employ professional and skilled workers based on the lack of qualified workers due to ‘ The Great Resignation’ during the COVID pandemic.

The key qualification here is that this is a ‘one time’ loss of staff due to a one time event. The H-2B visa can be issued for up to three years.  If the beneficiary worker does NOT need to renew the visa, we are often able to apply for Permanent Resident status during this time.  This is very tricky and requires a lawyer.

Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule increasing the cap by up to 35,000 additional H-2B non-immigrant visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2022, USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 23,500 visas made available for returning workers only. We continue to accept petitions for H-2B non-immigrant workers for the additional 11,500 visas allotted for nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti, regardless of whether they are returning workers.

Our lawyers have been practicing for the past 25 years in U.S. Immigration matters exclusively. We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our Lead Attorney was elected as an Elite Lawyer of The Year for 2022! If you have questions or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.

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Inventing Anna


This hilarious series is a ‘must watch’ on Netflix. It is a series about a girl named Anna Sorokin who pretended to be a German heiress with a $60,000,000.00 Trust she was set to inherit.

She then defrauds the biggest banks and hotels in New York City. She was even approved for a $400,000,000 loan for her daring business plan.

She is tried in a court of law and convicted with a sentence of 4-10 years. She was released in year number 4 for good behavior. Only to be picked up by the ICE- Enforcement and Removal Office for overstaying her U.S. visa. She is currently detained as I write this article post.

What can she do to avoid being deported. Well she has a couple options, which I explain here the best option WITHOUT her marrying some random person where the marriage would also be deemed fraudulent.

Anna is a performer! She also has great insight into ‘white privilege’. Had she not been white, she would not have gotten away with her scheme. In the National Interest, she could research and ‘perform’ in roles as a white girl to determine how wide-scale these business practices are and how white privilege negatively impacts the United States marketplace.

She would begin by opening a research company in the United States under the E-2 investor visa program. She could crowd raise $50,000.00 which is plenty to open her consulting research company.  Once she vests these funds 100% she has an E-visa

She could keep extending her E-visa as her research company gains grant money, venture capitalist money, and hires additional employees to delve into being undercover in various schemes.  (Note: Criminal Waiver would be required)

Capitalism is undone if white privilege continues to take hold of corporate governance, leaving out minorities who collectively together are all becoming the majority. Unfortunately, white women have embarrassed all women collectively where they have all been jailed, found fraudulent, insider trading or just plain horrible in managing business matters.

Eventually, Anna could produce her own series on Netflix and have a talk show where business owners caught in the white privilege trap explain what happened and how Anna’s consulting company has helped to protect them against future fraud based on skin color, and enhance capitalism and diversity in the marketplace.

Anna is very clever, has an high IQ and should be given the opportunity to squash poor business practices based on foolish decisions based on race and sex.

If you have questions, or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.

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“We have a need for Speed” in Processing our Nurses to U.S. Permanent Residents

Thank God that our invaluable nurses are processed on a separate U.S. immigration track from other professionals. Nurses are “Schedule A” professionals; and therefore pre-certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). In other words, the DOL assumes there is a shortage and allows professional nurses to by-pass the Labor Certification Stage to ensure “speed” in processing his or her case.

However, we have seen a recent flow of nurses into our office as the Hospitals hire big law firms to represent the nurses, and the big firm lawyers end up mishandling the case frustrating the whole purpose of speed and ease in processing. The nurses call us with huge headaches, and sorely disappointed. The good news is that we take over the case and quickly get the case back on the “fast track”. So whatever nurses do, do not lose hope, and do NOT leave the United States until you consult with an experienced U.S. Immigration Lawyer.

The requirement for nurses is a 2 year degree, plus the NCLEX exam passed.  However, a 4-year degree is required for Nurse Managers, and nurse managers have more options in the whole U.S. Immigration process. We are happy to explain as we strategize your case.

Our lawyers have been practicing for over 25 years and are members of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association.  We have real lives and have published authors on our staff who share their personal stories to encourage everyone who reads.  Ask us, and we will provide you  free copies.

Contact us today and schedule a low-cost consultation at info@becapitallaw.com or info@vasselllawgroup.com. We are based in Washington D.C. serving the nation and clients abroad.

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A Path Forward For Our Afghan Friends & Family

Afghan Refugees have fled by thousands. Sleeping on hard floors, cement and just waiting to see how their fate will be determined.  At this time, it is hoped that there will be sweeping legislation granting them permanent resident status in the United States. Otherwise, the Afghan evacuees lack pathways, according to the DHS report, and must apply for asylum to stay in the country.

According to Syracuse University, the United States has 1.6 million pending asylum cases, and the average applicant waits nearly five years for a hearing. Congress ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to prioritize Afghan applicants, interviewing them within 45 days of application and deciding cases within about 150 days.

Thanks to our U.S. Troops, the Afghan people have seen what life is possible for 20 years.  However, our policy makers withdrew from the area in the U.S. and in Afghanistan leaving our troops without leadership and steps to take next to secure the Afghanistan region.  In my humble opinion, each Afghan that has made it to the United States, should be vetted to the best of our ability and given permanent resident status. U.S. citizenship however should be limited since the country is in complete disarray and there is no way to absolutely assure who is who and background checks are essential despite no standing government agencies at this time.

Fortunately, there has been no voiced opposition by Congress in granting Afghans permanent resident status. Our prayers are with the Afghan families. We will wait and see.

Our law firm actively supports and represents the Afghan people. Contact us today to schedule a low-cost consultation with one of our U.S. Immigration Lawyers.

If you have questions or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.

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Practicing for over 25 Years in U.S. Immigration Law Matters.

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L-1A’s – Open Your Office & Create Your Lifestyle in the United States

The first step of opening an L-1A company in the United States is visiting to see how you like the United States. The lifestyle is ideal for entrepreneurs interested in increasing their income.

The next step is opening a company in the United States. The United States Company has to be the Petitioner. The Beneficiary has to have worked abroad for his or her U.S. company for at least one year before filing. An I-129 is filed with a slew of supporting documents.

Working with a seasoned and experienced immigration lawyer is essential for success in the visa process. A business plan that is approvable and shows where you are headed once the L-1A visa is approved is essential.

We delight in working with entrepreneurs from all over the world. If you are interested in opening a new office in the United States, give us a call or email us at the contact information listed below. I wish my clients all the success in the world and look forward to building a long-term business relationship.

If you have questions or need a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, you may call us at our Washington D.C. office where we serve the nation and abroad. The phone number is (703) 829-5881 or email us at info@becapitallaw.com.