Category : Regional Centers


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

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 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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

EB-5 Regional Center (RC) Statute Extension
Posted on 05/04/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

News reports say that Congress has agreed on a budget until September 30th. Section 542 extends the EB-5 RC statute without change to September 30th. Reports from Washington indicate that… Read More

For Regional Centers, Developers, Financiers And Others Involved With Eb-5
Posted on 12/12/2016 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Good News EB-5 Extension EB-5 Regional Center statute extended to April 28, 2017 without change. Senator Grassley tried this week to pass his latest EB-5 bill (“Grassley 2.0.”) as part of… Read More

EB-5 Regional Center Extension Bill Update
Posted on 11/24/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

As the December 11th deadline for the expiration of the current EB-5 Regional Center program approaches, the final provisions of the EB-5 extension bill are still unknown. Congress is working… Read More

EB-5 Regional Center Naming
Posted on 08/19/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS reminded EB-5 regional centers and related commercial enterprises that they should not contain the words “United States,” “U.S.,” “US” and “Federal” in their names. If they use these words… Read More

Tourist Visas To Visit Potential EB-5 Projects
Posted on 07/28/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Last week the White House released a statement regarding immigration reform. It included vague statements on EB-5. The White House said the Department of Homeland Security will create rules requiring… Read More

Shovel Ready EB-5 Project
Posted on 07/06/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

The Leahy-Grassley EB-5 Regional Center (“RC”) extension bill S. 1501 permits (if enacted as drafted) filing an exemplar 924/526 before September 30 (when the current statute expires). In doing so,… Read More

BREAKING NEWS – NEW SENATE BILL TO EXTEND RC STATUTE
Posted on 06/19/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

A bi-partisan bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Leahy and Grassley to extend the regional center (“RC”) statute set to expire on September 30, 2015.  It proposes some… Read More

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
Posted on 05/15/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Many Regional Centers (“RC”) are receiving notices from USCIS that someone has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of the RC’s I-924A annual reports. Someone is… Read More