Immigration News Archives

Eligibility for a Employment Based Immigration

  • NEWS ALERT: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES RELIEF FOR CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH. Click here to view a copy of the Press Release posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s Press website.
  • Visa Bulletin Alert:  July Visa Bulletin reflects retrogression of the EB-2 category for all countries not otherwise listed to January 1, 2009
  • June 2012 – EB-5 Article by Keil Hackley & Ryan Kosobucki – So You Have Your EB-5 Regional Center: Now What? as published in Construction Ink! Magazine
  • H-1B Visa Alert: USCIS began accepting H-1B visa petitions for FY 2013 on April 2, 2012. As per the USCIS, the congressionally mandated numerical limitation of 65,000 may be reached as early as July 2012 based on rate of usage. Click on the USCIS website for further news.
  • USCIS begins transition to on-line filings:  On May 22, 2012, the USCIS launched its Electronic Immigration Benefits System (referred to as USCIS ELIS.)  According to Director Alejandro Mayorkas, ELIS is the first phase of the USCIS initiative to modernize the process for filing and adjudicating immigration benefits.  For now, ELIS  is availing to individuals filing an extension of status in the B-1, B-2, F-1, M-1 or M-2 visa categories; a change of status in the  B-1, B-2, F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, M-1 or M-2 categories, and those seeking  F-1 and M-1 reinstatements.   More information is found on the USCIS website at
  • May 11 2012 – Associate Attorney Ryan Kosobucki was invited to serve on the National Board of Publications committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Link
  • March 2012 – Article:  Due Diligence Becomes Important for EB-5 Investors, as published in the Daily Business Review
  • March 05, 2012 Xinhua News Agency,  the official press agency of the government of the People’s Republic of China,  speaks to  Keil Hackley about the EB-5 program.  Click here.
  • Article on EB-5 written by Karen Niu, correspondent for Xinhua News Agency quoting Senior Partner Keil Hackley
  • February 28, 2012:   Visa Interview Wait Times drop dramatically in Brazil
  • December 2011 – Banking on Something New :  The EB-5 Alternative to Traditional Bank Financing,  as published in Construction Ink
  • June 6, 2011 – Hackley & Robertson is successful in obtaining Regional Center designation for the Hollywood Beach Regional Center.
  • February 2011 – Hackley Robertson EB-5 Program Presentation – Click here
  • September 23rd, 2010 – Hackley & Robertson is successful on obtaining Regional Center designation for Jupiter developer
  • June 28, 2010 – Simplified EB-5 Timeline – Click Here