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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