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DHS Drops Behring Appeal

By |2022-01-19T14:39:52-05:00January 10th, 2022|News|

DHS Drops Behring Appeal By Carolyn Lee One of 2021’s biggest questions was resolved with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s motion to dismiss its appeal in the Behring litigation. DHS filed the motion on January 5, 2022, effectively withdrawing its appeal of the June 2021 court order voiding the EB-5 Modernization Regulations. [...]

LIKE Act: A New Start-Up Visa Bill

By |2021-08-02T08:58:14-04:00August 2nd, 2021|News|

LIKE Act: A New Start-Up Visa Bill On July 26, 2021, the Let Immigrants Kickstart Employment Act (“LIKE Act”) was introduced to Congress to establish a new class of nonimmigrant visas for entrepreneurs and essential employees affiliated with start-up entities. The proposed LIKE Act seeks to amend section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and [...]

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 Introduced

By |2021-03-22T14:26:06-04:00March 18th, 2021|Alerts, News, Posts|

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 Introduced March 18, 2021 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a senior member and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today introduced the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 (the Integrity Act). The Integrity Act brings a [...]

Carolyn Lee Quoted in Law360 re: 3 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping The EB-5 Landscape

By |2020-10-27T12:39:25-04:00October 27th, 2020|News|

Carolyn Lee Quoted in Law360 re: 3 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping The EB-5 Landscape See the article on Law360 here. Carolyn Lee Quotes: "There are certainly a number of indicators that show that there are players who are looking for opportunities even in this difficult and challenging environment."

FAQs about COVID-19 and EB-5

By |2020-03-23T22:15:35-04:00March 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 Quoted in Bloomberg Law re: USCIS EB-5 Process Change

By |2020-01-31T15:25:26-05:00January 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 [...]

Carolyn Lee Press Release with Top 10 S.2778 Highlights

By |2019-11-11T18:58:45-05:00November 11th, 2019|News|

EB-5 Notes - Legislation November 11, 2019 What could be more on our minds than the EB-5 modernization regulations coming online in 10 days? Legislation that could trump them. See my press release with an overview of S.2778, the comprehensive EB-5 reform bill sponsored by Senators Rounds, Graham and Cornyn. The changes would affect us [...]

Carolyn Lee Renamed AILA EB-5 Committee Chair

By |2019-08-29T00:58:00-04:00August 29th, 2019|News|

Carolyn Lee Renamed AILA National EB-5 Committee Chair for Fourth Year August 28, 2019 Carolyn is proud to once again lead the National EB-5 Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). This is Carolyn's fourth year as the Chair. She also serves as Invest in USA (IIUSA)'s Legislative Counsel. "It's a challenging time in [...]

EB-5 Notes

By |2019-02-25T21:01:04-05:00February 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 |2019-02-18T22:02:26-05:00February 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 [...]

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