May 18 2016

EB-5 Compliance Initiative Means a Compliance Plan; Rollercoaster Processing Time Reports

EB-5 Compliance Initiative Means a Compliance Plan After threatening to do this last August, the USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) is turning its attention to the EB-5 program. FDNS will institute three compliance initiatives – Regional Center audits, site visits and interviews of investors at the I-829 stage. Site...

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May 9 2016

USCIS Raising the EB-5 Investment Amount to $800,000

Again, the USCIS sent a signal that it is in the process of raising the EB-5 investment to $800,000 (or more) by issuing a new regulation. In an email today to EB-5 stakeholders, the USCIS said the following: [W]e are seeking individual stakeholder feedback on potential EB-5 regulatory and policy changes… on...

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May 3 2016

USCIS Proposes to Radically Increase Filing Fees

Tomorrow, the Department of Homeland Security will publish a proposed rule to increase USCIS EB-5 filing fees as follows: I-526s would go from $1,500 to $3,675; I-924s (for a new RC designation, and presumably amendment applications including an “exemplar” application for a new project) would go from $6,230 to $17,795; I-924A RC annual...

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April 29 2016

USCIS Stakeholder Call News and Possible Increase in Investment Amount

USCIS Stakeholder Call News The USCIS EB-5 unit held a Stakeholder call on April 25, 2016.  It was intended to be a listening session for stakeholders to provide comments on a few areas for which USCIS is considering new regulations. However, there was some important news from the USCIS: USCIS plans to...

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April 25 2016

Learn About a New Marketing Tool; Washington Report

Learn About a New Marketing Tool Investors will be looking for safe projects to avoid a Jay Peak fraud fiasco. One way is to have a 3rd party administrator verify expenditure of EB-5 capital. Learn about this on my call with NES Financial: Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM...

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