September 8 2016

New EB-5 Bill; Entrepreneur Visa Proposal

New EB-5 Bill Tomorrow, a new proposed EB-5 bill will be released. It still appears that Congress, with a continuing resolution, will extend the EB-5 Regional Center statute to December 2016. This new bill is probably a bargaining position for legislation that may pass before December 9th. I am told by...

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September 2 2016

When Plan “B” is a Good Thing

When Plan “B” is a Good Thing Most EB-5 immigrants apply for immigrant visas at an American Consulate in their homeland. The visa can only be issued when the I-526 filing date is “current” on the Department of State (DOS)’s visa bulletin Chart “A”. EB-5 investors from all countries are now...

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August 18 2016

Fiscal Year 2017; Expedites; Use it or Lose it

Fiscal Year 2017 The EB-5 quota for Chinese-born applicants remains backlogged. The September 2016 visa list issued by the Department of State has a cutoff date of February 15, 2014 for EB-5 visa applications filed by Chinese-born applicants, and that date has not moved in a number of months. This means...

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July 28 2016

July 28 USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Call

July 28 USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Call Today USCIS held an EB-5 Stakeholder call. There was little news and some speakers were impossible to hear. USCIS said: They have started Regional Center (RC) site visits and audits in Florida. USCIS will give RCs a notice of audit by letter and also call to tell...

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July 26 2016

Brexit into EB-5; September 2015 Exemplar; The Genesis of Globalization

Brexit into EB-5  Political, economic, environmental, and other factors for many generations have been major reasons for immigration to the U.S. I was hired last fall by a British jumbo jet pilot for his and his family’s EB-5 immigration. I asked him what is causing him to immigrate to the U.S....

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