Immigration risks of California’s expedited cannabis licensing program

Cross-posted at lexcannabis.net On February 9, 2021 I received an e-mail from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. According to this e-mail, refugees and asylum seekers “who apply for licensure by the Bureau of Cannabis Control may seek an expedited licensure process.” In an apparent attempt to help, the State of California may be unwittingly… Read More

The proceeds of an unsecured loan are “cash” for EB-5 purposes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the investor’s capital was lawfully obtained or placed at risk

Foreign nationals may obtain a green card if they invest the required amount of capital in a new commercial enterprise that will create ten full-time permanent jobs for U.S. citizens or permanent residents (INA § 203(b)(5); 8 USC § 1153(b)(5)). To “invest” means to “contribute capital” (in exchange for equity rather than a promise for… Read More