News

March 20 2018

EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extended

The national EB-5 regional center trade association has just confirmed what I predicted last week: the omnibus funding legislation that will pass on March 23, 2018 will include an extension of the current EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 30, 2018.  This means that for now, the minimum investment amount remains at $500,000...

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March 19 2018

Breaking: EB-5 Program Likely To Be Extended

The news from Washington, DC is that the latest attempt to change the current EB-5 law to increase the minimum investment amount from $500,000 to $925,000 and make many other changes to the EB-5 visa program has failed.  A revised bill also will not be considered and the current law...

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March 14 2018

Significant New Changes to EB-5 Proposed in Congress

Last Friday (March 8th), some members of Congress distributed a legislative proposal that will alter the EB-5 program dramatically.  They will try to pass this proposal along with the government spending bill by March 23. If approved, the new EB-5 bill will increase investment amounts and reduce the number of available petitions...

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March 13 2018

A New EB-5 Law May Be Enacted

New EB-5 Law? Yesterday, a new EB-5 bill was circulated in Congress. Its backers will attempt to attach it to the continuing budget resolution that needs to be passed by March 23rd to continue to fund the government. The bill would implement significant changes to the Regional Center program. It would extend...

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February 26 2018

New I-829 Dependent Procedures

    New I-829 Dependent Procedures Twenty-one to twenty-four months after an EB-5 immigrant immigrates to the U.S., they must file an I-829 application to remove conditional resident status. This involves proving the investment has been maintained and 10 jobs have been created. When the I-829 is filed, the applicant receives a receipt...

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