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Summer Investor Travel for Returning F-1 Students & NIE Update

By |2021-07-22T12:35:40-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Summer Investor Travel for Returning F-1 Students & NIE Update Recently the U.S. government has made several proclamations to limit the entry to the United States for people who have been in countries with high coronavirus risk, known as geographic COVID-19 travel restrictions. As of June 24, 2021, the countries subject to the [...]

USCIS Officially Reinstates Pre-Modernization EB-5 Regulations

By |2021-07-09T08:53:53-04:00July 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

USCIS Officially Reinstates Pre-Modernization EB-5 Regulations Below is the update posted on the USCIS website in response to the court decision that vacated the EB-5 Modernization Regulation. The update is published here: https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/eb-5-immigrant-investor-program Alert: On June 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in [...]

U.S. District Court Vacates EB-5 Modernization Regulations

By |2021-06-23T08:36:50-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

U.S. District Court Vacates EB-5 Modernization Regulations June 23, 2021 -- The lawsuit Behring Regional Center LLC v. Chad Wolf (3:20-cv-09263-JSC) was decided yesterday, June 22, 2021. The order of the United States District Court (Northern District of California) vacated the November 2019 EB-5 regulations (“Modernization Regulations”) and remanded to the U.S. Department [...]

USCIS Request for Public Input on Reducing Administrative Barriers

By |2021-05-19T14:42:16-04:00May 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Carolyn Lee Provides Feedback to Improved EB-5 Processing On May 3, 2021, Carolyn Lee PLLC Principal and Founder, Carolyn Lee submitted the following comments to USCIS opining on how the service may reduce administrative and other barriers and burdens within its regulations and policies, including those that prevent foreign citizens from easily obtaining [...]

DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

By |2021-05-11T14:01:47-04:00May 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program Program Will Provide Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS regulations. The International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program, [...]

Cure for EB-5 Visa Backlog: Prioritize Adjustment of Status for Indian Investors

By |2021-01-20T09:45:17-05:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Cure for EB-5 Backlog 2021: Prioritize Adjustment of Status for Indian Investors January 2021 By Carolyn Lee If there is consensus within the EB-5 community, it is that we have too few EB-5 visas. Efforts before Congress, federal courts, and the Executive under varied theories to expand visa capacity have not [...]

U.S. INVESTMENT OPTIONS FOR HONG KONG NATIONALS IN 2020 and 2021

By |2020-12-18T14:44:18-05:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Despite the many uncertainties in the Covid-19 world, one thing is certain: Hong Kongers have emigration options. Countries including the U.K., Japan, and Australia have all expressed a desire to welcome Hong Kong residents into their countries. Most notably, the U.K. has offered Hong Kong BN(O)s a path to residency and [...]

EB-5 Annual Certifications Due December 29: What Regional Centers and Developers Need to Know about the Form I-924A

By |2020-11-09T12:48:35-05:00November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The annual I-924A filing season is upon us. Why is this of critical importance to all EB-5 stakeholders? Because failure to file a timely Form I-924A is cause for USCIS to issue a notice of intent to terminate (NOIT) against the regional center. Under the current USCIS policy, if a regional center is [...]

EB-5 Redeployment Policy Update

By |2020-07-25T00:22:00-04:00July 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

IMPORTANT EB-5 POLICY UPDATE July 24, 2020   USCIS released today a policy update regarding redeployment of repaid EB-5 proceeds. You can access the Policy Alert here.   Here are some initial important observations:   Further deployment “must be within the geographic area of the same regional center”   “[P]urchase of financial instruments on the [...]

AILA Webinar on EB-5 Regulations – August 9, 2019

By |2019-08-09T04:26:12-04:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

AILA Webinar on EB-5 Regulations - Must Attend Event for Immigration Lawyers TODAY August 9, 2019, 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time   Hear from those who have been close to the ground on both the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the final EB-5 Modernization Regulations. The panelists will cover the key changes with a "boots-on-the-ground" [...]

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