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

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

New USCIS Documentation Provides Interesting New Insights on EB-5
Posted on 05/18/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS Bulletin Shows Some Movement for China and Vietnam EB-5 Cutoff Dates The June Visa Bulletin recently released by USCIS shows EB-5 cutoff dates for China and Vietnam advancing 1… Read More

Delays in I-829 Approval Continue to Cause Issues for EB-5 Applicants
Posted on 05/16/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new Policy Alert updating the USCIS Policy Manual  to make some meaningful changes to the documentation required for conditional residency provided by… Read More

USCIS Begins Approving I-526 Petitions with Minors as Principal Applicants
Posted on 04/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun approval of I-526 petitions from principal applicants who were minors when the relevant EB-5 investment agreements were signed. This is a… Read More

New Insights Into I-829 Application Receipt Process
Posted on by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

My colleague, Martin Lawler, has provided some interesting insights into US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) issuance of receipts for I-829 petitions for removal of conditions on permanent status. Historically,… Read More

EB-5 Category for Vietnamese Nationals No Longer Current
Posted on 04/16/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Vietnamese EB-5 applications have been on the rise in recent years. This has officially lead to the EB-5 category becoming backlogged for Vietnamese nationals. This was expected, but is an… Read More

Key Considerations for Potential EB-5 Applicants from India
Posted on 04/13/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

With EB-5 applications from India on the rise in recent years, and significant changes to the program underway, today we are providing readers with some key information to consider regarding… Read More

EB-5 Regulations Extended to September 30, 2018, But May Still See Changes
Posted on 03/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

The new law passed by Congress and signed into law by the President will extend the EB-5 program until September 30, 2018. This extension was enacted in a single reference… Read More

Investors Win in EB-5 Case vs. USCIS
Posted on 02/23/2018 by Mark Ivener

  The Chiayu Chang, et al. vs USCIS court case was centered around the question of whether or not the USCIS acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner when it… Read More

EB-5 Regional Center Program Authorization has been extended
Posted on by Mark Ivener

The United States congress has extended the Regional Center (RC) program until March 23rd, 2018. This is significant, as it may provide the most promising legislative option to get a… Read More