In a previous post, we started discussing the EB-5 visa program, which has recently been the subject of considerable controversy in Washington, D.C. Our purpose in doing this was -- and will continue to be -- helping people arrive at their own well-informed decisions about the value of this program.
Chances are good that at some point in your life, you've heard a loved one, friend or co-worker vow to pack up their belongings and move to another country as a sort of social protest. In fact, chances are also good that you've heard this sentiment expressed perhaps more than you can remember over the last few months given that we are in the middle of an especially contentious presidential election year.
While most of the national dialogue surrounding immigration has lately been centered on the important -- and always contentious -- issues of deportation and citizenship, it's important to acknowledge that there is another active immigration-related conversation taking place on Capitol Hill concerning the viability of the EB-5 visa program.
In our last post, we began discussing how important it is for young people to understand that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still very much an option despite the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in U.S. v. Texas.
As we discussed back in June, while the 4-4 decision reached by the Supreme Court of the United States in U.S. v. Texas affirmed an existing injunction barring implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, it had no effect on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as introduced back in 2012.
Over the last week, our blog has been exploring more about the H2-A program, which enables U.S.-based agricultural companies to retain the services of foreign nationals to fill temporary agricultural jobs. Indeed, we first discussed the requirements these companies must satisfy to be considered eligible for H-2A classification, while last time, we discussed the rights and responsibilities of H-2A workers.
Last time, we started discussing how many U.S.-based agricultural companies routinely look to the H2-A program, which allows foreign nationals to perform agricultural work on a temporary basis, to fill their always-growing employee ranks.