The EB-5 program is supposed to provide a path to a permanent green card. The program was designed to create that path for foreign national who invest specified sums in the U.S. that create jobs – a win win for everyone....more
The Obama Administration released a report on July 15 titled “Modernizing & Streamlining our Immigration Legal System for the 21st Century.” The Report, which builds upon the President’s executive action on immigration...more
Cutoff dates for EB-3 Philippines available, but backlogged to 2004. Cutoff dates for EB-3 China backlogged to 2004, while cutoff dates for Mexico and the rest of the world advance by three and a half months. Cutoff dates for...more
This is a good news story for once. But, of course, since the father of this soupcon of good news is our government, it’s almost unintended.
From the ashes of the economic recession of 2008 came the rebirth of the...more
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Senator Patrick Leahy introduced sweeping, bipartisan legislation on June 3, 2015, to reauthorize and reform the EB-5 Regional Center program, which is...more
The EB-5 Visa program has been widely promoted as a legal basis for foreign business owners to gain conditional residency followed by permanent residency in the United States. The program is a great solution...more
If it’s not bad news, it won’t get good ratings? When Nightline recently reported on the EB-5 program, “Whistleblowers: US gave visas to suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals,” alleging that it is prone to fraud, they...more
This article is the fourth in a series of articles on how EB-5 regional centers and sponsors can evaluate broker-dealer, investment company and investment adviser registration requirements under U.S. securities laws....more
When you talk about construction and immigration it’s usually about undocumented workers and the underground economy, at least here in California and other border states. But a recent article I read wasn’t about poor, illegal...more
How should hotel developers go after EB-5 financing?
Although the EB-5 immigrant visa program has been around since 1990, the current trend of using this as a source of financing for hotel development began only three...more
The State of Michigan announced last week that it received approval by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to operate a government run EB-5 regional center. The regional center will be the second state-run...more
EB-5 stakeholders must act to protect the integrity of the EB-5 investment market in the wake of the SEC fraud complaint against the International Regional Center Trust of Chicago, LLC. The EB-5 immigrant investor program...more
Until recently, U.S. offerors and others had to make offerings of EB-5 project investments solely offshore in order to benefit from Regulation S, an exclusion from registration requirements. The offerors had to exclude...more
An E-2 Visa is a Visa Classification that is available for foreign nationals who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and an E-2 Visa is a great Visa...more
EB-5 Visas are sought after investment based pathways to a Green card. An EB-5 Visa is described in Wikipedia as follows...more
EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current; minor forward movement in the EB-3 category.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its February 2013 Visa Bulletin. The Visa...more
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