Robert P. Gaffney

Robert P. Gaffney

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Robert P. Gaffney is the founder and lead attorney at Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney, a law firm practicing exclusively in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality law for over 30 years. Robert’s firm assists a global clientele of individual and corporate clients across the full range of employment, investment, and family based immigration matters. Licensed to practice law in the state of California since 1980, Robert is certified by the California State Bar board certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law (1988 to present).

Robert is widely recognized as a prominent practitioner in the EB-5 immigration field. He assists investors in obtaining permanent residence through investment in regional center projects as well as direct or “standalone” projects and counsels U.S. businesses seeking direct investment from foreign investors. Robert’s firm does not represent regional center principals and therefor is seen as a particularly independent advisor to individuals considering immigration through investment.
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Robert P. Gaffney is the founder and lead attorney at Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney, a law firm practicing exclusively in the field of U.S. immigra...

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He has authored seminal articles in the EB-5 field including “Country Specific Issues and Challenges in Representing EB-5 Petitioners from the People’s Republic of China” (1st ed., Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, AILA 2010); “Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues” (2012-2018 ed.,The EB-5 Book, ILW.com); and “Issues and Approaches to the Preparation of I-526 Petitions for Minor Petitioners” (4th ed., Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, AILA 2019, in publication). Robert is in demand as a frequent speaker on EB-5 and related topics at CLE seminars, professional and industry events nationwide.

  • Robert earned his juris doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980.
  • Robert is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and earned his undergraduate degree, with highest honors, in Chinese studies from the University of California, San Diego in 1973. He went on to attend the University of Michigan where he was a National Defense Foreign Language Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies from 1973 to 1976.
  • Robert is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Invest in USA (EB-5 trade association), and has been a longtime member of the San Francisco Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service’s panel on immigration and nationality law and an early member of the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City Committee.

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Q: I am a UK citizen with a 797C dated Sep 19. When could i expect my I526 to be approved?

USCIS petition adjudications times as reported on the USCIS website have extended out to what looks like an untenable 31.5 to 50 months. In a public engagement on March 13, 2020 the Chief of the Investor Program Office in Washington stated that the recent slowdown in adjudications was due in part to a recent focus on  staff training and \"infrastructure development\" related to enhancing \"integrity\" efforts (meaning anti-fraud investigations), and that she expected the pace of adjudications to pick up now that that effort was largely completed.  We shall see. In the last quarter of 2019 there were less than 500 I-526 adjudications which is abysmal compared to years past.  On a more favorable note, I can report that the IPO Chief also announced that her Office would discontinue is previous \"First In First Out\" policy and prioritize the adjudication of I-526’s filed by petitioners from countries that are not...

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Robert P. Gaffney

Robert P. Gaffney

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