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.

Carolyn Lee Quoted in Bloomberg Law re: USCIS EB-5 Process Change

By |2020-01-31T15:25:26+00:00January 31st, 2020|News|

Carolyn Lee Quoted in Bloomberg Law re: USCIS EB-5 Process Change See the article on Bloomberg Law news here. Carolyn Lee quotes: “This is a measure, presumably, to increase efficiency, address fairness and issues in visa allocation,” said Lee, who heads the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National EB-5 Committee. But there’s “tremendous operational opacity” in [...]

EB-5 Alert – USCIS Processing Change

By |2020-01-30T03:15:17+00:00January 30th, 2020|Alerts|

EB-5 Alert New EB-5 Processing Plan Announced -- FIFO to FIVA January 29, 2020 USCIS stated in an announcement this morning that starting March 31, 2020, USCIS will "prioritize" petitions filed by investors from non-backlogged countries. Rather than processing cases "first in first out," it will focus on "visa availability," going from FIFO to FIVA. This [...]

EB-5 Notes – What EB-5 Needs Now

By |2020-01-28T00:57:43+00:00January 28th, 2020|Posts|

What EB-5 Needs Now January 27, 2020 We start another year in EB-5 without long-term reauthorization. Yet, even in this environment, there are brave ventures and reassuring constancy in EB-5 – new businesses exploring regional center formation, great projects rebooting to meet new regulations’ requirements, advisors delivering steadfast guidance amid lengthening processing times and heightened [...]

Roundtable – Urban TEAs under Modernization Regulations

By |2019-12-13T03:48:22+00:00December 13th, 2019|Events|

CLP EB-5 Roundtable URBAN TEAs UNDER THE NEW EB-5 REGULATIONS Wednesday December 18, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time You’re invited to hear from EB-5 industry experts on the new high unemployment TEA requirements, now in effect under the EB-5 Modernization Regulations.Please join our discussion of the changes, pros, cons, risks, and best [...]

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. [...]