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.

Top 10 Takeaways from Charlie Oppenheim’s IIUSA Talk

By |2020-06-17T19:19:48+00:00June 17th, 2020|Posts|

June 17, 2020 By Carolyn Lee   Mr. Charlie Oppenheim provided another important update to the EB-5 stakeholder community during his IIUSA talk yesterday. I was honored to moderate the panel after, where we were given opportunity to ask follow-up questions. Here are the top ten takeaways from Mr. Oppenheim’s talk:   If U.S. Consulates [...]

IIUSA EB-5 Event Tomorrow with Charlie Oppenheim – Carolyn to Moderate Panel

By |2020-06-15T13:41:46+00:00June 15th, 2020|Events|

June 15, 2020 Happy Monday, EB-5. Please see the Press Release for details on this must-attend EB-5 event here. Click here to register. You'll hear from Mr. Charlie Oppenheim on EB-5 numbers usage, critical to all in the EB-5 industry to understand. You'll then hear from industry experts to unpack the numbers discussion and cover [...]

Carolyn Interviewed on Bloomberg Law re: Covid-induced EB-5 Impacts

By |2020-06-09T02:10:18+00:00June 9th, 2020|Posts|

Carolyn Lee Interviewed by Bloomberg Law on EB-5 June 8, 2020 Bloomberg Law sought Carolyn's insights on the impact of Covid-19 induced changes to the economy on EB-5 visas. In the piece published today, Carolyn explains the impact of consular closures to the EB-5 visa category's annual visa allocation. Bloomberg reports: The EB-5 program hit [...]

Carolyn Speaking at EB5Investors Magazine Event Today!

By |2020-05-29T13:31:07+00:00May 29th, 2020|Events|

Carolyn Lee Speaking at Uglobal/EB5Investors Event - today! May 29, 2020 Join Carolyn as she moderates a panel on I-526 Processing Timelines. The panel will cover the new USCIS processing changes prioritizing petitions from countries with immediate visa availability. Join the event here. Read Carolyn's IIUSA blog published about the new USCIS processing change here. Enjoy the [...]

Presidential Proclamation Limits Immigrant Admissions but Exempts EB-5

By |2020-04-23T18:18:40+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Alerts|

Presidential Proclamation Limits Immigrant Admissions but Exempts EB-5 April 23, 2020 Presidential Proclamation limits immigrant entry for 60 days starting today, April 23, 2020. But EB-5 visa applicants are exempt along with healthcare workers, U.S. armed forces members and families, and admissions in the national interest among other categories. See Proclamation here. Nonimmigrant visa holders, [...]

CLP Webinar April 28, 2020: COVID-19 and EB-5 Material Change

By |2020-04-22T00:42:34+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Events|

    EB-5 PROJECTS AND INVESTORS -- Attend my upcoming free webinar where I’ll discuss COVID-19 and EB-5 Material Change with special guest, John D. Tishler, partner at Sheppard Mullin sharing his insights from EB-5 project finance, securities compliance, and corporate restructuring perspectives.  Hope to see you there! When? April 28, 2020 11AM PST / 2PM EST RESERVE YOUR [...]

FAQs about COVID-19 and EB-5

By |2020-03-23T22:15:35+00:00March 23rd, 2020|News|

Assembled below are answers to COVID-19 related questions for the EB-5 community. I hope you find these to be helpful. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is an abbreviation for “coronavirus disease 2019.” According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), COVID-19 has caused a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel [...]

Carolyn Lee’s Blog on IIUSA re: USCIS March 13, 2020 EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement

By |2020-03-18T00:42:20+00:00March 18th, 2020|Posts|

  Read my IIUSA blog analyzing the March 13, 2020 USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement on the new I-526 petition process. Effective March 31, 2020, the new "inventory management" approach will prioritize petitions with visa availability. Quicker visa processing is anticipated in 12-18 months as a result. See the most recent Visa Bulletin to see visa [...]