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 and IIUSA Jointly Analyze the October 2020 Visa Bulletin

By |2020-09-29T20:52:21-04:00September 29th, 2020|Articles, Posts|

Carolyn Lee and IIUSA's Joint Analysis of the October 2020 Visa Bulletin -- What Does It Mean for EB-5? September 29, 2020 The fiscal year 2021 starts October 1 and the October 2020 Visa Bulletin is published. There are over 120,000 additional visa numbers spilling over into the Employment-Based categories, EB-1 through EB-5. What is the impact on [...]

#eb5redeployment – Continue Sending Comments

By |2020-09-01T19:41:27-04:00August 31st, 2020|Posts|

EB-5 Redeployment Policy Update: Keep Sending Comments to USCIS #eb5redeploymentdueprocess August 31, 2020 By Carolyn Lee The official due date for comments to the redeployment Policy Manual update was before August 24, 2020. However, according to the USCIS website, the public “can submit feedback on the USCIS Policy Manual at any time” (emphasis added). See [...]

Top 10 Takeaways from Charlie Oppenheim’s IIUSA Talk

By |2020-06-17T19:19:48-04:00June 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 [...]

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

By |2020-06-09T02:10:18-04:00June 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 Lee’s Blog on IIUSA re: USCIS March 13, 2020 EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement

By |2020-03-18T00:42:20-04:00March 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 [...]

EB-5 Notes – What EB-5 Needs Now

By |2020-05-12T02:05:23-04:00January 28th, 2020|Posts|

What EB-5 Needs Now January 27, 2020 We start another year in EB-5 without long-term reauthorization. Yet, even in this environment, there are brave ventures and reassuring constancy in EB-5 – new businesses exploring regional center formation, great projects rebooting to meet new regulations’ requirements, advisors delivering steadfast guidance amid lengthening processing times and heightened [...]

Rural Opportunities under the New EB-5 Modernization Regulations

By |2019-11-25T20:26:16-05:00November 25th, 2019|Posts|

Rural Opportunities under the New EB-5 Modernization Regulations November 25, 2019   The new EB-5 regulations, now in effect, provide a real incentive for EB-5 investment in rural areas. This is because there is a big difference between the “targeted employment area” (TEA) investment level and the non-TEA investment level. Rural areas qualify as TEAs. [...]

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