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January 26 2017

New Rules & Other News from Washington D.C.

New Rules on Visas for Muslims?  President Donald Trump has issued and is expected to issue more executive orders on immigration today and in the coming days. He is expected to issue orders reducing refugees and suspending immigrant and temporary visas for citizens of Muslim-majority countries Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,...

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January 24 2017

EB-5 Rule Changes & Application Timing

Many people are asking me how soon they should invest in order to qualify for EB-5 immigration at the current $500,000 investment level. The Immigration Service has published new rules suggesting an increase of a minimum of $1.35 million investment and as high as $1.8 million. The answer to the...

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January 19 2017

Analysis of the New Proposed EB-5 Rules

On January 13, 2017, the USCIS issued proposed new EB-5 visa requirements through a notice of proposed rulemaking.  If enacted, the new rules would increase the EB-5 investment amounts; create extremely restrictive new Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requirements; allow retention of priority dates; and make a few miscellaneous rule changes. ...

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January 12 2017

EB-5 investment increase $500K to $1.35 Million moves forward

The USCIS, after 2 years of discussion, published a new “proposed” rule for the EB-5 immigrant visa, the next to last step needed to increase the minimum EB-5 investment amount from $500,000 to $1,350,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (“TEA”) (high unemployment area) and in other areas to $1,800,000. The...

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January 9 2017

Latest EB-5 News: Government takes next step to increase investment amount to $1.35 Million

Latest EB-5 News: Government takes next step to increase investment amount to $1.35 MillionThe Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) sent new proposed rules for the EB-5 immigrant visa to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), which was the first step towards increasing the minimum EB-5 investment amount from $500,000 to...

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