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HLG founder Brent Huddleston enjoyed speaking about immigration concerns in real estate transactions at the Texas Association of REALTORS® 2018 Winter Meeting last week. From the event recap:

“At the International Forum, immigration attorney Brent Huddleston explained the impact of immigration status on property transactions. Huddleston gave an overview of different visa types, including EB-5 investor visas that were the subject of questions from Texas REALTORS® in attendance. He also advised that recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or Dreamers, should designate power of attorney to a person with legal status in the country to handle any property transactions should they be deported.”

A great organization and event with excellent questions from the participants!

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HLG’s founder Brent Huddleston spoke last month at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) Texas, Oklahoma, & New Mexico Chapter Fall Conference. He is the AILA liaison to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) office at DFW Airport (the third-busiest airport in the world), and shared insights gained in that role with Conference attendees.  CBP policies change frequently and are often enforced differently from port to port, so Brent is happy to have an inside look at entry and enforcement trends and issues at DFW Airport, to share that with his clients and colleagues, and to bring their concerns to CBP.

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Beginning 10/1/17, USCIS will begin phasing in in-person interviews for employment-based adjustment of status applications (I-485 applications filed with/after I-140 petitions). Previously in-person interviews were waived for these applicants due to the thorough background checks they undergo and the low incidence of fraud in employment-based cases.

The new interview requirement will apply even to multinational executives and managers and will likely cause adjudication delays for all employment-based applicants.

USCIS says the change was implemented in compliance with Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

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