February 1 2017

Trump Executive Orders and EB-5 Immigration

As you know, there were a number of Presidential Executive Orders and directives (“Trump Orders”) issued last week. They involve building a border wall with Mexico and suspending indefinitely the entry of Syrian refugees and not accepting other refugees for 120 days. The Trump Order also impact all visas and...

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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 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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