October 5 2018

India EB-5 Quota

India EB-5 Quota In fiscal year 2018, there were 585 EB-5 visas issued to people from India – about 110 less than the maximum permitted. There are more India EB-5 cases on file and being filed every day. Retrogression of the India EB-5 quota is expected in 2019. For a detailed...

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September 21 2018

EB-5 Regional Center Law to be Extended

EB-5 Regional Center Law to be Extended Recently, Congress reached bipartisan agreement to extend the federal budget, which includes the EB-5 Regional Center statute, via a “continuing resolution.”  The latest news from Washington, D.C. is that the Regional Center statute will again be extended to December 7, 2018, without change. H-1B to...

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August 22 2018

EB-5 Adjustment of Status versus Obtaining an Immigrant Visa Via Consular Processing

After the EB-5 I-526 petition is granted, one residing in the United States (for example on an H-1B professional worker or F-1 student visa) has a choice of procedures to complete their immigration: 1) apply in the United States for "adjustment of status" or 2) apply for an immigrant visa (IV) abroad at the...

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August 10 2018

Investor Lawsuit Challenges EB-5 Visa Allocation

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against the government challenging its policy of requiring each EB-5 petitioner, as well as their spouse and children accompanying or following to join them, to obtain one of the 10,000 annual EB-5 visa numbers.  This case, brought by 455 Chinese EB-5 petitioners,...

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June 25 2018

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase Delayed

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase Delayed The Office of Management & Budget has indicated the EB-5 visa investment amount may be increased in August 2018.  However, a few days ago, there was a hearing in Washington, DC where the head of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that the...

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