As anticipated in our recent alert about the "Swirl of EB-5 Developments," USCIS will not accept new I-526 petitions by regional center sponsored investors and will not accept any I-924 filings from regional centers (for regional center designation or amendment or for exemplar approval of projects). Surprisingly, USCIS will accept adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) by such investors and family in the U.S. based on an approved I-526 petition. USCIS will hold in abeyance any such I-526, I-485, or I-924 filings until further notice. Investors in "direct EB-5 projects" may continue to file I-526 petitions (and for investments as low as $500,000 under a court injunction of new regulations), and USCIS may approve them. The expiration of legislation will not prevent filing or adjudication of I-829 petitions by investors, even sponsored by regional centers.