Category : EB-5

EB-5 Visa Investment Minimum Lowered!
Posted on 09/06/2022 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

What is an EB-5 Visa? EB-5 visas, commonly known as an investor green card, were created to give investors from other countries to become lawful permanent residents and eventually US… Read More

The New EB-5 Act
Posted on 03/30/2022 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

After long deliberation and postponing, on March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden approved the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. Also known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022,… Read More

June 2021 EB-5 Investor Visa Program Changes: Your Questions Answered
Posted on 07/14/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Major changes were affected on the EB-5 Investor Visa program in June. Because of both federal court rulings and legislative challenges, EB-5 has seen significant, though possibly temporary, changes. In… Read More

The EB-5 Regional Center Program Expired on June 30th Only Temporarily
Posted on 07/09/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

After Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) objection to extend the EB-5 Regional Center program via unanimous consent, the program expired as of June 30, 2021. The Regional Center program enables foreign… Read More

New EB-5 Regulations Struck Down By U.S District Court: $500,000 Investment Sufficient For A Short Time
Posted on 06/25/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

A lawsuit challenging EB-5 regulations was successful on June 22, 2021, as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the regulations were not lawfully promulgated.… Read More

EB-5 Immigrant Investor’s Litigation Benefits
Posted on 06/07/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Litigation involving the EB-5 immigrant investor visa has increased, quickly becoming the most viable solution to some of the challenges many immigrant investors face. The barriers set by USCIS have… Read More

Considering applying for an EB-5 Visa?
Posted on 05/18/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Foreign nationals seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. are relying on the EB-5 investment route when there is no other way. Various reasons might be surmised for the popularity… Read More

Retaining the Priority Date under New Regulation
Posted on 10/05/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

When the investor’s EB-5 petition has been approved, but there has been fraud or misappropriation of funds by the regional center, NCE or project, the investor retains their priority date.… Read More

Investors Win Appellate Reversal Of EB-5 Visa Denial
Posted on 09/10/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unreasonably denied a group of investors’ petitions for EB-5 visas on the basis that their investment didn’t comply with the rules of the program.

New EB-5 Regulations in Effect as of Nov. 21, 2019
Posted on 08/28/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

The new EB-5 regulations came into effect on November 21, 2019, and several amendments have been introduced to the program. Established in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, the… Read More