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.

EB-5 RIA Alert: USCIS Releases New Forms for Immigrant Investor Program

By |2022-07-13T12:25:40-04:00July 13th, 2022|Alerts, News|

  EB-5 RIA Alert: USCIS Releases New Forms for Immigrant Investor Program July 12, 2022 USCIS announced yesterday that they are separating the I-526 form into two separate forms for RC Investors and the Standalone Investor. Please see their announcement below: "USCIS is revising Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, to accommodate [...]

EB-5 State of Play: Remain Seated with Seatbelts Fastened

By |2022-06-14T13:09:06-04:00June 14th, 2022|News|

EB-5 State of Play: Remain Seated with Seatbelts Fastened By Carolyn Lee I have always said you need a strong stomach for EB-5. Even those blessed with bellies of steel are reaching for their bedside Pepto these past weeks. Stocking up seems the best advice for the near future and here’s why. Backdrop. [...]

RIA Alert: New Form I-956F and Form I-956G Published

By |2022-06-03T12:30:24-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Alerts, Events|

The Form I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise (formerly known as “exemplar”) is a required filing for regional centers before investors can file their EB-5 petitions. The Form I-956G, Regional Center Annual Statement, supersedes the prior Form I-924A. We’ll touch on these developments during the IIUSA Informational Webinar on [...]

Register for IIUSA’s I-956 Informational Webinar Today!

By |2022-06-02T11:28:46-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Events|

  WEDNESDAY | JUNE 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM EDT   IIUSA invites members and other EB-5 stakeholders to learn about the Form I-956 -- its context within RIA and practical tips for completing. We will also briefly look ahead at other Forms I-956 to come, including the Form I-956F for mandatory exemplar applications [...]

USCIS’s New EB-5 RIA Implementation Announcement and Listening Session

By |2022-05-03T13:07:48-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Articles|

USICS's New EB-5 RIA Implementation Announcement & Listening Session By Carolyn Lee On April 29, 2022, USCIS published EB-5 Questions and Answers (Q&A) answering some of the pressing questions on EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act interpretations, including regional center re-designations and investor petitions associated with regional centers, both pre- and post-RIA. Previously, USCIS [...]

USCIS Listening Session on the EB-5 Reform & Integrity Act of 2022

By |2022-04-22T10:49:51-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Events|

  USCIS Listening Session on the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 Friday, April 29, 2022 | 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern USCIS has announced a listening session on the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. Please see their announcement below for more details: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to [...]

EB-5 Regional Center Alert: USCIS Announces that Existing Regional Centers Must Seek Re-Designation Under EB-5 RIA

By |2022-04-13T13:01:10-04:00April 13th, 2022|News|

  EB-5 REGIONAL CENTER ALERT April 12, 2022 USCIS ANNOUNCES THAT EXISTING REGIONAL CENTERS MUST SEEK RE-DESIGNATION UNDER EB-5 RIA USCIS posted on its website that “regional centers previously designated . . . are no longer authorized.” USCIS further advised: “The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 requires that all entities seeking [...]

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa – New Process and Benefits for Investors Under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”)

By |2022-04-11T13:03:19-04:00March 28th, 2022|News|

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa - New Process and Benefits for Investors Under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 ("RIA") By Carolyn Lee The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”), enacted on March 15, 2022, brought a wave of changes to the EB-5 visa program. This memo explains the [...]

EB-5 REFORM AND INTEGRITY ACT OF 2022-FAQS

By |2022-03-28T12:59:59-04:00March 25th, 2022|Articles|

EB-5 REFORM AND INTEGRITY ACT OF 2022-FAQS Check out Carolyn Lee's EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act FAQs posted on the IIUSA website. Also listed below: QUESTION # 1: What are the major impacts of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”) to existing investors (those who are waiting for their immigrant visas [...]

Congress Passes 5-Year EB-5 Program Reauthorization

By |2022-03-17T15:22:35-04:00March 17th, 2022|News|

  Congress Passes 5-Year EB-5 Program Reauthorization By Carolyn Lee Seven years in the making, the U.S. Congress passed the 2022 appropriations bill (the “Omnibus” or “Omni”) containing the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. The new EB-5 law extends the EB-5 regional center program for 5 years to September 30, 2027. [...]

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