EB-5 Visa and Immigration News


New DHS Regulations for EB-5 Will Have Wide Ranging Impact
Posted on 08/08/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized regulations which may upend the EB-5 investor visa program. The rule, which increases minimum investment amounts in TEA areas to $900,000 from… Read More

Minimum Investment Amount Increased to $900,000 For EB-5 Green Card
Posted on 07/31/2019 by Mark Ivener

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New rules will be published by the government on July 24, 2019 that will take effect on November 21, 2019. The main rule changes that are confirmed as of now… Read More

The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Been Extended
Posted on 03/12/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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The congressional appropriations bill passed last month included an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program through September 30, 2019. We expect that the program will be extended in the… Read More

EB-5 Regulation to Substantially Increase the Minimum Investment Amount Moves Forward
Posted on 03/01/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Recent news out of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) suggests that an increase to the EB-5 minimum investment amount may come in the next few months. OMB recently… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 3: Changes to EB-5 Requirements and General Trends
Posted on 02/18/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Over the past few weeks, I have been posting thoughts on the key EB-5 developments of 2018. We’ve covered changes to the Regional Center Program, as well as the shifts… Read More

New Information on I-829 Receipts and Impacts of the Government Shutdown
Posted on 02/18/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Information Regarding I-829 Receipts In order to file for the removal of conditions on their permanent resident status, investors must complete the I-829 Form. It will only be approved if… Read More

D.C. Judge Rules Loan Proceeds Are Cash In Wang Case
Posted on 02/11/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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U.S District Judge Trevor N. McFadden declared that a Chinese citizen’s investment of loan proceeds in the U.S. holds up as a cash investment and can be used to qualify… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 2: Changes to the Regional Center Program
Posted on 02/05/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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In my last article we discussed obstacles and issues that faced the EB-5 program in 2018. These issues have largely arisen due to larger political factors, which recently resulted in… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5
Posted on 02/05/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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2018 was an interesting, and not altogether positive, year for the EB-5 program. Frequent political battles impeded the creation of a long term extension for the Regional Center program, wait… Read More

USCIS Policy Update
Posted on 10/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making updates to its policy manual regarding the geographic area of a regional center. Namely, the updates involve changes to requests to… Read More