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Ur Jaddou confirmed as the new Head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Ur Jaddou confirmed as the new Head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Did you know?   Ur Jaddou confirmed as the new Head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services   Suzanne Monyak, Immigration Reporter at CQ Roll Call, and other news agencies reported that the Senate voted in favor of President Joe Biden’s nomination of attorney Ur Jaddou to lead the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).Read more about Ur Jaddou confirmed as the new Head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services[…]

The judge ruled that the November 2019 reforms were not duly authorized

The judge ruled that the November 2019 reforms were not duly authorized

Did you know? The judge ruled that the November 2019 reforms were not duly authorized!!! In the well-contested court case of Behring Regional Center LLC V. Chad Wolf, the judge ruled in favor of Plaintiff. For now, the required minimum investment amount went back to the pre-November 2019 level of $500,000 for projects that qualifyRead more about The judge ruled that the November 2019 reforms were not duly authorized[…]

Are we going to have the much-awaited EB-5 Reform bill pass Congress before June 30, 2021? That is the big question!

Are we going to have the much-awaited EB-5 Reform bill pass Congress before June 30, 2021? That is the big question!

Did you know? Are we going to have the much-awaited EB-5 Reform bill pass Congress before June 30, 2021? That is the big question! Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the EB-5 Regional Center Program’s only industry trade association is worried. The Executive Director of the Association, Aaron Grau, has been sending emails to its membersRead more about Are we going to have the much-awaited EB-5 Reform bill pass Congress before June 30, 2021? That is the big question![…]

Effect of S 386 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020, and its version of House bill H.R.1044

Effect of S 386 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020, and its version of House bill H.R.1044

Effect of S 386 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020, and its version of House bill H.R.1044   Did you know?   IIUSA, the foremost EB-5 industry advocate, reported that on December 2nd, 2020, the Senate passed S.386, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020, its version of House bill H.R.1044. The billRead more about Effect of S 386 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020, and its version of House bill H.R.1044[…]

Can put options held by EB-5 investors be permissible?

Can put options held by EB-5 investors be permissible?

Did you know?   Can put options held by EB-5 investors be permissible? Klasko Immigration successfully argues, “Yes”!!! In a recent blog, Klasko Immigration Law Partners (Klasko) announced that “On August 21, 2020, Judge Merrick Garland issued an Opinion on behalf of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in the case ofRead more about Can put options held by EB-5 investors be permissible?[…]

President Trump signed an executive order, temporarily suspending immigration into the US, but relax…

President Trump signed an executive order, temporarily suspending immigration into the US, but relax…

Did you know?   President Trump signed an executive order, temporarily suspending immigration into the US, but relax, it does not include EB-5 and many other immigrant as well as non-immigrant categories!   Almost all of the news agencies have reported that President Trump signed an executive order last night that will limit immigration intoRead more about President Trump signed an executive order, temporarily suspending immigration into the US, but relax…[…]

IIUSA Filed a Lawsuit Naming the DHS and the USCIS as Defendants

IIUSA Filed a Lawsuit Naming the DHS and the USCIS as Defendants

IIUSA Filed a Lawsuit Naming the DHS and the USCIS as Defendants Did you know? IIUSA Filed a Lawsuit Naming the DHS and the USCIS as Defendants   Invest in the USA (IIUSA) reported that on March 2, 2020, they filed a lawsuit naming the Department of Homeland Security and the US Citizenship Immigration ServiceRead more about IIUSA Filed a Lawsuit Naming the DHS and the USCIS as Defendants[…]

IIUSA Reported Third Quarter Form I-526 adjudication trends

IIUSA Reported Third Quarter Form I-526 adjudication trends

IIUSA Reported Third Quarter Form I-526 adjudication trends Did you know? IIUSA Reported Third Quarter Form I-526 adjudication trends In this blog, we would like to summarize data on third-quarter 2019 (April-June) I-526 adjudication trends as published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and reported by Invest in the USA (IIUSA). I-526Read more about IIUSA Reported Third Quarter Form I-526 adjudication trends[…]

Extended the EB-5 with no changes, BUT

Extended the EB-5 with no changes, BUT

Congress extended the EB-5 program untilSeptember 30, 2019 with no changes BUT!!!

In this blog, we would like to talk about briefly the extension of the EB-5 program but also give an update on immigration related issues that have hit the market in the last few days.

No room for errors when completing EB-5 applications.

No room for errors when completing EB-5 applications.

No room for errors when completing EB-5 applications.

On July 27, 2018 The National Law Review published an article warning against such practice. According to the article, “effective September 11, 2018, adjudicators for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will have the authority to deny any application or petition that is incomplete or lacks sufficient evidence without first issuing a request for evidence (RFE) or notice of intent to deny (NOID). The new guidelines are a reversal of the current policy, which requires that an RFE be issued unless there is “no possibility” that the deficiency can be remedied. Depending on the vigor with which it is enforced, this policy shift may eliminate the opportunity for petitioners and applicants to correct simple errors, like missing documents, or to beef-up documentation in support of an applicant’s eligibility, before the case is denied.

What is this waterfall anyway? At the end of the day, does it really matter?

What is this waterfall anyway? At the end of the day, does it really matter?

What is this waterfall anyway? At the end of the day, does it really matter?

Priority of payments, otherwise known as the waterfall, is perhaps one of the most important features an investor should consider when picking an EB5 project. Simply put, the waterfall clearly defines the order of claims to the funds by various stakeholders as the funds become available for distribution.

The window of opportunity to invest at the $ 500,000 level is tightening. Congress extended the current law to February 8, 2018 with no changes!

The window of opportunity to invest at the $ 500,000 level is tightening. Congress extended the current law to February 8, 2018 with no changes!

The window of opportunity to invest at the $ 500,000 level is tightening. Congress extended the current law to February 8, 2018 with no changes!

Yes! This time it really is! Trust us and act now if you don’t want to get caught up having to invest $ 1,800,000 for the same exact project. Why do we think that this time it might actually happen? For a number of reasons.

September 30 deadline is approaching!

September 30 deadline is approaching!

September 30 deadline is approaching!

Did you know?

Did you know that we have less than two months left for the September 30, 2017 deadline? What is expected to happen if and when the current EB-5 law changes? Let us quickly analyze!

Safe until September 30, 2017!

Safe until September 30, 2017!

Safe until at least September 30, 2017!

Yesterday, we reported that Congress passed a continuing resolution to extend federal funding of all aspects of government until May 5th. Today, they agreed to continue funding government projects through September 30 of this year. As part of this bipartisan omnibus spending bill, Congress has granted an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

Is it a relief or more build-up of anxiety?

Is it a relief or more build-up of anxiety?

Did you know?

On April 28, 2017, Congress passed a continuing resolution to extend federal funding of all aspects of government until May 5th. Part of this decision means that deliberation on the future of the EB-5 program, which was set to occur on April 28th, is now extended another week.