Category : EB-5 Visa


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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

Expert Insight Series: Key Points from Immigration Investor Program Office Acting Chief Julia Harrison
Posted on 12/19/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Over the next few weeks we will be providing some insight into key immigration news directly from the source, Immigration Investor Program Office (IPO) Acting Chief Julia Harrison. This information… Read More

The International Entrepreneur Rule has been reinstated…for now
Posted on 12/18/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Earlier this month a district court reinstated the International Entrepreneur Rule (“IER”), which allows individuals who meet certain criteria to live and work in the United States for up to… Read More

EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extended to December 22
Posted on 12/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

We have just received news that the Continuing Budget Resolution will include an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center statute through December 22, 2017. This means that fast-acting investors can… Read More

USCIS Policy Change Will Affeect Many Nonimmigrant Extensions
Posted on 11/09/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated it’s policy guidelines, and these updates may have an effect on nonimmigrant visa extensions. Essentially, USCIS has instructed all officers to review… Read More