News

January 29 2013

Q & A

Q: If a regional center’s designation by USCIS only includes the economic model IMPLAN, must the regional center ask USCIS to amend its designation if the regional center wishes to use RIMS II on its next project? A: USCIS’s March 2011 PowerPoint and its executive summary of the January 2012 EB-5 stakeholder’s meeting...

Read More


January 21 2013

EB-5 News

The new year is starting out with some exciting news from the last few days of 2012. Press On December 30, the New York Times ran a prominent article about Jay Peak’s EB-5 program. This article was one of the most emailed articles on its website. The link to this excellent, positive article ishttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/us/31vermont.html?_r=0. New...

Read More


January 7 2013

More EB-5 News

USCIS Director Mayorkas has announced that Robert Cox, a former immigration lawyer, will be the new, interim EB-5 program director when the program moves to Washington D.C. We will see if this new director and the relocation of the EB-5 unit will make a difference in the flow of information,...

Read More


December 3 2012

USCIS EB-5 Meeting

On December 3, 2012, I attended the USCIS “Conversation with Director Mayorkas” meeting in Washington, D.C. on the EB-5 immigrant investor program. Here is a brief summary of the highlights: Tenant occupancy memo I asked Director Mayorkas if there had been a recent change in the USCIS policy on accepting tenant job...

Read More


November 14 2012

EB-5 Job Creation

In February 2012, the USCIS began issuing Requests For Evidence (RFEs) questioning whether a project’s job creation may include new jobs created by a project’s tenant, such as a new business in an office building or retail mall. Generally speaking, the USCIS’s new position is that such jobs cannot be...

Read More