LAST UPDATED : Jul 08, 2021, 12:42 PM IST
- No fresh EB-5 investors under regional centre route: USCIS
The EB-5 regional centre programme for a US residency has lapsed as of midnight June 30. Adopting a different stand from earlier years when a gap in the programme had arisen, US Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) has now stated that it will outright reject new applications under this route, received on or after July1.
- Easing of procedural norms for claiming stimulus benefit will help H-1Bs
While President Donald Trump is yet to sign on the dotted line, the Appropriations Bill recently passed by the US Congress provides for a stimulus tax credit (known as recovery rebate) of $ 600 for eligible individuals (which is doubled in case of couples filing a joint Income-tax return). Plus, an additional of $ 600 per child is available, provided the income is below the set thresholds. These pay-outs are part of the $ 900 billion stimulus package.
- Students overstaying their tenure in US are not welcome
Under the proposed policy, the unlawful presence days will be computed starting from the day the students failed to maintain their immigration status. The move is important as based on the number of unlawful days, a student can be barred from entering or staying in the US or obtaining permanent residency.