About Melanie Yang
Melanie M. Yang, an immigration attorney and the founder of the Law Office of Melanie M. Yang, has extensive expertise in the field of immigration law. She has assisted a number of clients to obtain their U.S. permanent residency through the EB-5 program, including Chinese investors, and clients investing under EB-5 regional centers. She is also experienced in outstanding researcher and national interest waiver petitions, having helped a number of students, researchers, and scholars to obtain their green cards. Additionally, with Attorney Yang’s assistance, several athletes, dancers, musicians, painters, and TCM doctors have successfully become U.S. permanent residents under extraordinary ability petitions. She furthermore has represented clients in different immigration courts, including the Federal District Court for Habeas Corpus action, in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals for removal proceedings.
The Law Office of Melanie M. Yang, located in San Gabriel, Calif., represents clients worldwide in all areas of immigration law. They also practice in the areas of international law, corporate law, family law, and business law matters such as business and commercial transactions, and business litigation. Attorney Yang, and her co-counsels and assistants are able to speak Mandarin, English, Cantonese, and Shanghai Dialect. Before founding her own law firm, she worked in several well-known law firms, including the Law Offices of Kiang & Kiang, and Ross, Rose & Hammill LLP. Attorney Yang also has experience in customs and international trade law, having worked for Creskoff & Doram in Pasadena, Calif.
Attorney Yang holds memberships in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, and the American Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in the state of California, and is admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, and the Central District of the U.S. District Court. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chinese Law from East China University of Politics and Law, along with her master’s degree in international trade and business law. Attorney Yang received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.
Answers to EB-5 18 Questions Answered
- Should I apply for an L-1 visa if I have a pending I-829?
- How could marrying a non-China-born spouse benefit my EB-5 application?
- What type of employees count in a direct EB-5 investment?
- What does USCIS require for source of funds from a property sale?
- What sector can an EB-5 investment be in?
- What constitutes maintaining the investment in a direct EB-5 business?
- How close must an investor live to an EB-5 direct project?
- How long does USCIS take to adjudicate a response to an RFE?
- What happens if the child of an investor turns 21 during EB-5 processing?
- How long does I-485 application approval take?
- What are the TEA rules for a chain of EB-5 businesses?
- What offering documents are required for an EB-5 direct investment?
- What should I do if my temporary conditional green card expires before I-829 approval?
- How will the passing of an EB-5 applicant affect his family’s conditional permanent residency?
- How will my EB-5 application be affected if I change immigration attorneys?
- When does an EB-5 investor become a U.S. taxpayer?
- What is allowable when both an NCE and real property are owned by an EB-5 investor?
- How will L-1 and E-2 denials affect my EB-5 visa eligibility?