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By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

In addition to preventing a government shutdown, highlights include an extension of the EB-5 regional center program sunset date to September 30, 2020.

President Donald Trump has signed legislation for fiscal year 2020 that includes several immigration-related provisions. In addition to preventing a government shutdown, highlights include:

  • Sunset date extended to September 30, 2020, for four immigration programs: the EB-5 regional center program for certain immigrant investors, the Conrad state 30 program for certain foreign doctors in J-1 status, E-Verify and certain foreign religious workers
  • A new ombudsman to investigate Department of Homeland Security personnel misconduct and violations of the rights of migrants in detention
  • Provision for unannounced inspections of detention facilities and allowing lawmakers to visit them
  • Information posted publicly on numbers and categories of people in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody
  • $1.38 billion toward President Trump's border wall
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