April 12 2018

Indian EB-5 News and New Social Media Rules

EB-5 India For some time, there has been an increase in EB-5 applicants from India.  In the past, Indian EB-5 investors almost exclusively sought out “direct” investments rather than regional center projects.  This is because one may earn a high rate of return with a business one owns or in which...

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April 4 2018

The Latest on EB-5 I-829 Receipts

I have previously written about the issuance of receipts for I-829 petitions for removal of conditions on permanent residence status.  When a conditional green card expires, the government’s I-829 receipt, along with the expired conditional green card, acts as a one-year extension of the green card.  Dependents (spouses and children)...

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March 20 2018

EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extended

The national EB-5 regional center trade association has just confirmed what I predicted last week: the omnibus funding legislation that will pass on March 23, 2018 will include an extension of the current EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 30, 2018.  This means that for now, the minimum investment amount remains at $500,000...

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March 19 2018

Breaking: EB-5 Program Likely To Be Extended

The news from Washington, DC is that the latest attempt to change the current EB-5 law to increase the minimum investment amount from $500,000 to $925,000 and make many other changes to the EB-5 visa program has failed.  A revised bill also will not be considered and the current law...

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March 14 2018

Significant New Changes to EB-5 Proposed in Congress

Last Friday (March 8th), some members of Congress distributed a legislative proposal that will alter the EB-5 program dramatically.  They will try to pass this proposal along with the government spending bill by March 23. If approved, the new EB-5 bill will increase investment amounts and reduce the number of available petitions...

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