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What is involved in obtaining a temporary work visa?

There are many factors that can affect your ability to obtain a temporary visa to work in California. These include the country from which you come and the work that you intend to do. Each of these two factors affects the type of temporary work visa that you can obtain. The U.S. State Department lists eleven different categories of temporary work visas. 

Release of USCIS' New EB-5 "Modernization" Regulations Imminent

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has on June 28, 2019 completed its review of USCIS's proposed EB-5 modernization regulations, once more throwing the future of the EB-5 program into uncertainty. The OIRA notification confirms that the draft regulation has not been returned to USCIS "with changes" in the language of the proposed regulation published in early 2017. The EB-5 industry is anxiously waiting to see what those changes entail. The proposed regulations in circulation would increase the minimum investment amounts for both TEAs and non-TEAs and reduce the number of areas qualifying as TEAs. It is generally expected that the changes would take effect 30 to 60 days after publication of the final rule.

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