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.

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 [...]

EB-5 Alert – EB-5 Regulations Advance

By |2019-06-29T01:06:18+00:00June 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

OMB Completes Review of EB-5 Modernization Regulations June 28, 2019 American Immigration Lawyers Association Reports: On June 27, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed review of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization final regulation. In order for this final regulation to become effective, it must be published in the Federal Register. The [...]

EB-5 Notes – Good News about EB-5 and CLP Clients

By |2019-06-10T16:05:47+00:00June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

EB-5 Notes June 10, 2019 Good News About EB-5 and Carolyn Lee PLLC Clients We are pleased and proud to share some significant EB-5 news to kick off your week. Successful Navigation of Material Change CanAm recently repaid its investors on its 38th EB-5 project, a $12 million loan used to fund redevelopment of the [...]

Commemorating D-Day – 75th Anniversary

By |2019-06-10T14:32:35+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Carolyn Lee PLLC Commemorates D-Day – 75th Anniversary June 6, 2019   It’s a solemn day as well as one of pride and gratitude. We remember the heroes of June 6, 1944 – D-Day. See the photo gallery on Politico. See the Time Magazine video for the story behind Robert Capa’s photos of Normandy on [...]

EB-5 Notes – Important Legislative Update

By |2019-05-20T14:36:34+00:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

May 20, 2019 This Monday morning, Carolyn Lee PLLC is pleased to share an important legislative update. This past Friday, May 17, 2019, the EB-5 industry stakeholders sent a joint letter to Congress requesting a 6-year reauthorization of the EB-5 regional center program with shared legislative reform principles. The full text of the letter is [...]

EB-5 Alert: Latest EB-5 Visa Projections

By |2019-05-08T00:36:44+00:00May 7th, 2019|Alerts|

It's the longest wait estimate yet for Chinese nationals, exceeding 16 years. Indian nationals' wait time also lengthened to over 8 years for cases filing today. That's the bad news. The good news: beyond the top 6 usage countries, there is no backlog predicted for EB-5 investors from rest of world (ROW). Special thanks to [...]

EB-5 Notes – Backlog Management

By |2019-04-09T01:38:13+00:00April 9th, 2019|Events|

EB-5 Notes - Material Change Seminar – April 17th I’ve written extensively about the faulty legal premise girding USCIS’s material change policy.[1]  Fundamentally, those articles advance a simple point: USCIS should use authority correctly in formulating its policies. This EB-5 Note on material change is more immediately practical. In the era of EB-5 backlogs, EB-5 projects and [...]