December 23 2015

2015 Year in Review

This year has been a roller coaster for those involved with EB-5 visas. Congress extended the statute three times and scared many with unreasonable proposals, which did not become law with the clean extension to September 30, 2016. The demand for EB-5 visas from China is so great, the State Department...

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December 17 2015

Yahoo!! EB-5 Extension to September 30, 2016

To the surprise of most, Congress will pass a clean extension of the current EB-5 Regional Center program to September 30, 2016. For now, there will be no changes to the TEA rules, $500,000 investment amount or other EB-5 criteria. On April 27, 2015, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson...

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December 15 2015

U.S. Department of State January 2016 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released the upcoming visa bulletin for January 2016. Click on the link below to access the current and upcoming bulletins.

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December 9 2015

Flash News from Washington D.C.

I am told by two lobbyists in Washington D.C. that Congress will extend the current EB-5 statute to December 18th as part of the continuing resolution for the budget. This means we can continue to file I-526s and other applications under the current law until the 18th unless the new...

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December 5 2015

EB-5 Extension Bill Update

The EB-5 extension bill is working its way through Congress. Here is the latest: IIUSA (EB-5 Regional Center trade group) today agreed to support Senator Grassley’s latest bill. Others continue to fight for changes and a clean extension of the current law to September 30, 2016 with some modifications to the transparency requirements. One...

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