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January 7 2017

E-2 Investor Visa Update

E-2 visas are available for citizens of about 80 countries. In a few months, citizens of Israel for the first time may obtain E-2 investor visas. The Israeli E-2 visa was created by treaty about 4 years ago but was held up waiting for the U.S. and Israel to agree...

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December 23 2016

Winter Work – unlike past years for EB-5

Typically, the period from mid-December to mid-February is quiet for EB-5 visa applications due to the celebration of the holidays in the U.S. followed by the Lunar New Year in China and other Asian countries. However, the first quarter of 2017 will not be like those of the past for...

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December 23 2016

Breaking EB-5 News: Government moves to increase investment amount to $800,000

Today, the Department of Homeland Security sent new proposed rules to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”). This is the first step to increase the minimum EB-5 investment amount required for immigration to $800,000. The government has not released the text of the new rule, but accounts say they are...

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December 7 2016

Good News - EB-5 Extension; Bad News - Investment Amount to $1 Million?

Good News EB-5 Extension  Tomorrow, the EB-5 RC statute will be extended to April 28, 2017 without change. Senator Grassley tried this week to pass his latest EB-5 bill (“Grassley 2.0.”) as part of the continuing resolution to fund the government but failed, at least for now. Bad News Investment Amount to $1 Million? Grassley...

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December 2 2016

Continuing Resolution; China; The Trump Election Effect; Processing Time; USCIS Memo

Continuing Resolution December 9th is days away and we await Congress passing a Continuing Resolution (“CR”) to extend funding of the government along with EB-5 and a few other immigration statutes. It appears the CR will extend the government funding and EB-5 program to April 30th. China The New York Times on November...

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