EB-5 Visa and Immigration News


The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Been Extended
Posted on 03/12/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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The congressional appropriations bill passed last month included an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program through September 30, 2019. We expect that the program will be extended in the… Read More

EB-5 Regulation to Substantially Increase the Minimum Investment Amount Moves Forward
Posted on 03/01/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Recent news out of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) suggests that an increase to the EB-5 minimum investment amount may come in the next few months. OMB recently… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 3: Changes to EB-5 Requirements and General Trends
Posted on 02/18/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Over the past few weeks, I have been posting thoughts on the key EB-5 developments of 2018. We’ve covered changes to the Regional Center Program, as well as the shifts… Read More

New Information on I-829 Receipts and Impacts of the Government Shutdown
Posted on 02/18/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Information Regarding I-829 Receipts In order to file for the removal of conditions on their permanent resident status, investors must complete the I-829 Form. It will only be approved if… Read More

D.C. Judge Rules Loan Proceeds Are Cash In Wang Case
Posted on 02/11/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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U.S District Judge Trevor N. McFadden declared that a Chinese citizen’s investment of loan proceeds in the U.S. holds up as a cash investment and can be used to qualify… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 2: Changes to the Regional Center Program
Posted on 02/05/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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In my last article we discussed obstacles and issues that faced the EB-5 program in 2018. These issues have largely arisen due to larger political factors, which recently resulted in… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5
Posted on 02/05/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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2018 was an interesting, and not altogether positive, year for the EB-5 program. Frequent political battles impeded the creation of a long term extension for the Regional Center program, wait… Read More

USCIS Policy Update
Posted on 10/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making updates to its policy manual regarding the geographic area of a regional center. Namely, the updates involve changes to requests to… Read More

OMB Announcement Suggests EB-5 Investment Amount May Change Very Soon
Posted on 10/22/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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We have just received an updated notice from the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) regarding the potential increase in EB-5 investment amounts and the changing of TEA rules. This… Read More

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Short Term EB-5 Extension to 12/7/2018; Long Term Extension May Be Within Sight
Posted on 09/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s recent announcement that the government will continue to be funded through December 7th via a continuing resolution has some very positive implications for EB-5. This… Read More