Carolyn Lee

About Carolyn Lee

Carolyn Lee has vast experience in EB-5 representation and has served as industry leader and EB-5 commentator for over a decade. She is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National EB-5 Committee. She has steered clients through the most dynamic period of growth in EB-5 program history and is an advocate for long term reauthorization and expansion of the EB-5 program.

Rural Opportunities under the New EB-5 Modernization Regulations

By |2019-11-25T20:26:16+00:00November 25th, 2019|Posts|

Rural Opportunities under the New EB-5 Modernization Regulations November 25, 2019   The new EB-5 regulations, now in effect, provide a real incentive for EB-5 investment in rural areas. This is because there is a big difference between the “targeted employment area” (TEA) investment level and the non-TEA investment level. Rural areas qualify as TEAs. [...]

Carolyn Lee Press Release with Top 10 S.2778 Highlights

By |2019-11-11T18:58:45+00:00November 11th, 2019|News|

EB-5 Notes - Legislation November 11, 2019 What could be more on our minds than the EB-5 modernization regulations coming online in 10 days? Legislation that could trump them. See my press release with an overview of S.2778, the comprehensive EB-5 reform bill sponsored by Senators Rounds, Graham and Cornyn. The changes would affect us [...]

Comprehensive EB-5 Bill Drops

By |2019-11-07T05:25:02+00:00November 7th, 2019|Alerts|

Senator Mike Rounds (R-ND), Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx) introduced a comprehensive EB-5 bill on 11/5/2019 marked S. 2778 and called “Immigrant Investor Program Reform Act.” Many of the elements, for example the bill’s integrity measures, are refined versions from prior legislative efforts. Some are notably new.  The bill calls for [...]

Carolyn Lee Renamed AILA EB-5 Committee Chair

By |2019-08-29T00:58:00+00:00August 29th, 2019|News|

Carolyn Lee Renamed AILA National EB-5 Committee Chair for Fourth Year August 28, 2019 Carolyn is proud to once again lead the National EB-5 Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). This is Carolyn's fourth year as the Chair. She also serves as Invest in USA (IIUSA)'s Legislative Counsel. "It's a challenging time in [...]

AILA Webinar on EB-5 Regulations – August 9, 2019

By |2019-08-09T04:26:12+00:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

AILA Webinar on EB-5 Regulations - Must Attend Event for Immigration Lawyers TODAY August 9, 2019, 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time   Hear from those who have been close to the ground on both the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the final EB-5 Modernization Regulations. The panelists will cover the key changes with a "boots-on-the-ground" [...]

EB-5 Notes – Regulations

By |2019-07-25T14:11:50+00:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

July 24, 2019 The EB-5 Modernization Regulations were published today with an effective date of November 21, 2019. The 120-day runway to implementation extends beyond the next regional center program sunset date on September 30, 2019. This means there's opportunity for legislative reauthorization to pass, mooting these rules. American Immigration Lawyers Association summarizes the final [...]

EB-5 Alert – H.R. 1044 Passes in the House – EB-5 Implications

By |2019-07-11T01:15:47+00:00July 11th, 2019|Alerts, Uncategorized|

EB-5 Alert July 10, 2019 The House Passes H.R. 1044 to Remove the Per Country Caps Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044). The vote was 365 in favor and 65 against. The bill, if enacted, would remove the 7% per country cap on employment-based visas, including [...]