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.

DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

By |2021-05-11T14:01:47-04:00May 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program Program Will Provide Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS regulations. The International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program, [...]

Possible Sunset Effects on EB-5 Cases Come June 30, 2021

By |2021-04-19T11:42:56-04:00April 19th, 2021|Articles|

Possible Sunset Effects on EB-5 Cases Come June 30, 2021 By Carolyn Lee This is a practical piece. I strongly support S. 831, the bill sponsored by Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Leahy (D-VT) to extend the regional center program for 5 years, introduce strong but reasonable program oversight, and grant generous investor protections [...]

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 Introduced

By |2021-03-22T14:26:06-04:00March 18th, 2021|Alerts, News, Posts|

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 Introduced March 18, 2021 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a senior member and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today introduced the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 (the Integrity Act). The Integrity Act brings a [...]

Observations for January 2021 Visa Bulletin

By |2021-01-25T14:11:45-05:00January 25th, 2021|Articles|

Observations for January 2021 Visa Bulletin China FAD is August 15, 2015, unmoved from September 2020. Note: the EB-5 regional center program was reauthorized after Visa Bulletin publication to June 30, 2021. Vietnam FAD is September 15, 2017, having advanced 2 weeks since December 2020. China DFF is December 15, 2015, unmoved from [...]

Cure for EB-5 Visa Backlog: Prioritize Adjustment of Status for Indian Investors

By |2021-01-20T09:45:17-05:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Cure for EB-5 Backlog 2021: Prioritize Adjustment of Status for Indian Investors January 2021 By Carolyn Lee If there is consensus within the EB-5 community, it is that we have too few EB-5 visas. Efforts before Congress, federal courts, and the Executive under varied theories to expand visa capacity have not [...]

U.S. INVESTMENT OPTIONS FOR HONG KONG NATIONALS IN 2020 and 2021

By |2020-12-18T14:44:18-05:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Despite the many uncertainties in the Covid-19 world, one thing is certain: Hong Kongers have emigration options. Countries including the U.K., Japan, and Australia have all expressed a desire to welcome Hong Kong residents into their countries. Most notably, the U.K. has offered Hong Kong BN(O)s a path to residency and [...]

Important: USCIS Clarifies I-924A Filing Instructions – FY 2020

By |2020-12-14T13:25:03-05:00December 14th, 2020|Alerts|

Important: USCIS Clarifies I-924A Filing Instructions – FY 2020 December 14, 2020 While the USCIS Form I-924A filing instructions here indicate that “you can use the 11/21/19” edition until January 5, 2021, there are two versions of the 11/21/19 edition circulating. USCIS will accept the correct version [...]

EB-5 Annual Certifications Due December 29: What Regional Centers and Developers Need to Know about the Form I-924A

By |2020-11-09T12:48:35-05:00November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The annual I-924A filing season is upon us. Why is this of critical importance to all EB-5 stakeholders? Because failure to file a timely Form I-924A is cause for USCIS to issue a notice of intent to terminate (NOIT) against the regional center. Under the current USCIS policy, if a regional center is [...]

IIUSA’s 2020 Virtual EB-5 Industry Forum

By |2020-11-05T12:05:19-05:00November 5th, 2020|Events|

Join us Thursday, November 19th, at 2:00 pm EST, as Carolyn Lee, Principal of Carolyn Lee PLLC, will moderate an essential discussion covering the state of EB-5 visa numbers at the IIUSA (Invest in the USA)’s 2020 Virtual EB-5 Industry Forum. The panel features top EB-5 legal experts who will provide their analysis [...]

Carolyn Lee Quoted in Law360 re: 3 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping The EB-5 Landscape

By |2020-10-27T12:39:25-04:00October 27th, 2020|News|

Carolyn Lee Quoted in Law360 re: 3 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping The EB-5 Landscape See the article on Law360 here. Carolyn Lee Quotes: "There are certainly a number of indicators that show that there are players who are looking for opportunities even in this difficult and challenging environment."

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