Much has changed in the United States since the Statue of Liberty was constructed with its famous inscription, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Immigration policies of today are not so welcoming. Van Osdol is pleased to introduce one of the newer practice groups within the firm: Immigration Law. Van Osdol’s immigration practice is offered as part of the comprehensive services we provide to businesses.
We have the skills and ability to assist and advise you concerning non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, family visas and immigration compliance. It’s alphabet soup out there in the world of immigration, but from E-2 to H-1B to P-3, Van Osdol has your needs covered. Whether you want to bring a band from overseas to play a concert at your venue or an executive from your company’s branch office in Shanghai, Van Osdol is here to help. We recognize that it is not only the workers who are seeking visas, but also the families who support them. We can assist in making sure that your workers can bring their loved ones with them.
One of the most exciting elements of Van Osdol’s immigration practice is our EB-5 work. In fact, EB-5 visas are not just exciting for the immigrant, but for communities around the country as well. Put simply, EB-5 visas offer a path to a green card for entrepreneurs investing in the United States. That said, the process can be complicated, as one of the key components of an EB-5 investment is proving job creation before the investment is made. In order to ease that complexity, the government has set up a parallel “regional center” program. The regional center program provides for certain authorized companies to allocate the money from EB-5 investors into approved projects whose job impact has been studied, streamlining the process for the investors and businesses. The process is a cutting-edge way for businesses to raise capital for projects that create American jobs.
Whether you’re a potential investor, immigrant or just a business seeking an innovative way of raising capital for your project, Van Osdol is uniquely positioned to help you. The masses retain the yearning to breathe free, but it isn’t as easy as it used to be to become part of the American Dream.