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EB-5 I-526 Petition

Bigger Investments Proposed for EB-5 Projects; Investors Scramble to Beat Deadline

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As we have previously reported, many members of Congress have proposed and considered several reforms to the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program known as "EB-5" over the past several years. The reforms included making the...more

Significant Increases to EB-5 Program Filing Fees Effective on December 23, 2016

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has increased fees by an average of 21 percent for certain U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) applications, including the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5)....more

I-526 Processing Delays Expected to Continue into 2017

According to data recently supplied by USCIS, there are more than 20,000 I-526 petitions pending adjudication as of the end of March 2016. This is a massive backlog of cases. What are the implications of this backlog to...more

Understanding the EB5 System

by Ronald Shapiro on

Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to promote economic growth and job creation in the United States. This system allows immigrant entrepreneurs to apply for green cards in return for investing in a new commercial...more

Unregistered Broker Activity in EB-5 Capital Fund Raising SEC Imposes Cease-And-Desist Order

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

In an important development affecting the EB-5 financial community the SEC has imposed a cease-and-desist order with respect to fund raising activities conducted by two unregistered brokers and related persons in connection...more

The EB-5 Basics For Investors: A Roadmap to the American Dream

EB-5 investors are eligible for an EB-5 immigrant visa if they have invested the required amount of capital into one of the three following for-profit business types: 1. A new commercial enterprise (NCE); 2. An...more

Summaries of Administrative Appeals Office EB-5 Decisions Posted for 2012

by Baker Donelson on

Below are my summaries of the 2012 EB-5 AAO decisions recently posted by USCIS, which can be a accessed from www.uscis.gov > Administrative Decisions and choosing the "Folders" for B7 and K1....more

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Process

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act currently allocates 10,000 “EB-5” immigrant visas per year to qualified individuals seeking Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status - also known as a “green card” - on the basis of...more

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