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 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 [...]

EB-5 Notes

By |2019-03-26T18:30:23+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Toward a Constructive Conversation about EB-5 Like so much of our conversations about the public good these days, the conversation about EB-5 tends to the black and white. To some, it’s riddled with “abusive gerrymandering” and involves allowance of “visas for sale.” To others, the “golden visas” present a triple home run for all – [...]

EB-5 FAQs

By |2019-03-12T13:44:28+00:00March 12th, 2019|Articles|

EB-5 Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) brought to you by Carolyn Lee PLLC. Question 1: What is an EB-5 visa? Answer: An EB-5 visa is a U.S. immigrant (meaning U.S. permanent residency) visa. Another name for an “immigrant visa” is a “green card.” There are different green card categories, based primarily on family-based relationships or [...]

EB-5 Notes

By |2019-02-25T21:01:04+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|

February 25, 2019 Happy Monday to EB-5 Citizens. A few notes to start your EB-5 week on an informed footing.    EB-5 Modernization Regulations to OMB  On February 22, 2019, the “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization” regulations were received for review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), a part of the Office of [...]

EB-5 Notes

By |2019-02-18T22:02:26+00:00February 18th, 2019|News|

February 18, 2019 Happy President’s Day! A few notes to start your EB-5 week on an informed footing. EB-5 Reauthorization to 9/30/2019 On Friday, February 15, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, funding the EB-5 Regional Center Program to September 30, 2019. The EB-5 Regional Center Program was extended along [...]