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April EB-5 Investor Visa Outlook
WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Partner Joey Barnett will update on the outlook for investor visas with the release of the May Visa Bulletin.

Apr 25, 2023 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Charles Oppenheim
Director of Visa Consulting @WR Immigration
Charles (Charlie) Oppenheim is WR Immigration’s Director of Visa Consulting and heads the WR Government Relations Group. For over two decades, both the White House and Congressional Leadership have turned to Mr. Oppenheim for guidance on how the green card numerical control process could be updated to meet intended goals. Prior to joining the firm, Charlie worked for the U.S. Department of State for over 43 years, as a consular officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs since 1979. He was the Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division in the Office of Domestic Operations from January 1998 through December 3, 2021, when he retired.
Joseph Barnett
Partner @WR Immigration
Joseph “Joey” Barnett is a partner at the firm and a member of its EB-5 and business immigration practices. He is licensed as an attorney in Illinois, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, and practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law. Mr. Barnett has extensive experience representing immigrant investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through USCIS-designated Regional Centers and investment in their own businesses. Mr. Barnett also counsels U.S. businesses and developers in creating, managing, and using Regional Centers for the receipt of EB-5 capital to create jobs for U.S. workers. He currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Benefits Litigation Committee and is a former member of the IIUSA Editorial Board. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.