News

September 21 2017

New Guidance on Redeployment of EB-5 Funds

The recently updated EB-5 policy manual (“PM”) explained USCIS’ new policies on redeployment of funds from one project to another. The PM failed to answer many practical questions about how redeployment will actually work. During the USCIS Employment Visa Engagement held in San Francisco on July 20, 2017, my associate attorney...

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September 11 2017

EB-5 Extends to December 8, 2017

With the Hurricane Harvey relief, debt ceiling increase, and budget extension legislation, Congress has extended the current EB-5 law to December 8, 2017 with no changes. There still remains the possibility that the Senator Cornyn’s EB-5 compromise bill may pass this fall. My contacts in Washington D.C. say Senator Cornyn is...

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August 18 2017

Surge is on for EB-5 at $500,000

Surge is on for EB-5 at $500,000 Many investors are concerned that the EB-5 visa investment amount will increase with the EB-5 statute extension on or before September 30th. Thus, they are investing now and filing I-526s. We are encouraging people to start the process ASAP, as the new I-526 form...

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July 13 2017

New USCIS Ombudsman Report

USCIS Ombudsman Report The new USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report contains some disturbing statistics: 58,043 EB-5 petitions are on file with USCIS; 30,000 people with approved I-526s are waiting for immigrant visas. The program needs more visa numbers. New I-526 Form The USCIS has again issued a new form I-526. The new version must be used beginning...

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