November 17 2014

November EB-5 Stakeholder Call

The USCIS has announced that the next EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting will be held Friday, December 5, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  These meetings usually provide little useful information. However, on the last call, I posed one question in writing and two verbally and all three elicited important information. We...

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October 30 2014

IIUSA Conference

The IIUSA (the Regional Center trade association) conference last week was quite interesting. I co-chaired the conference which was attended by about 550 people from throughout the world. I met with many regional centers and Chinese migration agents among others. I led the Immigration Law Panel which discussed cutting-edge issues including: Legality...

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September 18 2014


IIUSA’s San Francisco Conference is around the corner – October 22-24. I am Co-chair of the conference and leading the panel discussion on EB-5 legal issues. More than 700 people are expected at this conference. Stakeholders Call and Retrogression On the September 10, 2014 USCIS EB-5 stakeholders call, the question was asked...

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September 10 2014

USCIS September 10, 2014 Stakeholders Call Report

Construction Jobs The USCIS answered my question put to them in writing: Q: Generally speaking, it is USCIS policy that the jobs need to be created at the time of filing the I-829 (or within a reasonable time, which the May 30, 2013 Memo says 1 year absent a force majeure). It...

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September 8 2014

Another Regional Center Fraud Charge

Los Angeles-based EB-5 attorney Justin Moongyu Lee has been indicted for misappropriating $47 million from 94 Chinese and Korean investors seeking EB-5 immigration. He promised them their capital would develop an ethanol plant which was never built. Lee was arrested on similar charges last year in Korea where he remains...

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