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…[…]
EB-5 Visa Bulletin for April 2020 is out Did you know? EB-5 Visa Bulletin for April 2020 is out This week, USCIS held an EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement meeting. The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for April 2020 is out as well. The news on retrogression is getting better. Among the three countries that are subjectRead more about EB-5 Visa Bulletin for April 2020 is out[…]
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 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[…]
Minimum Investments going up, Targeted Employment Area Designations being redefined
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new developments under the final rule to include
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.
Current EB-5 program extended to December 7th!
On September 13th, news agencies reported that government will continue to be funded until December 7th.
Grenada citizenship and E-2 visa may solve the Chinese retrogression problem
Some countries, notably China, do not have an E-2 treaty with US but face severe EB-5 retrogression. Given this dilemma, many lawyers are advising Chinese investors to apply for citizenship of another third country.
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?
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.
It Seems like EB-5 Investor Visa will get another clean extension until September 30, 2018!!!
As you all know, the EB-5 current investment amount is $500,000 in a targeted employment areas, but we have been experiencing quite a bit of uncertainty about this amount for well over a number of years now.