Category : USCIS


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

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

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

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

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

National Visa Center Processing of EB-5 Petitions
Posted on 07/31/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

The Department of State has issued guidance that all I-526 petitions for the EB-5 visa program must move to electronic processing as of June 2018. In order to communicate with… Read More

Review of 2017 USCIS Change of Rules for Redeployment
Posted on 07/27/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

As we have been continuing to provide new viewpoints and updates on key facets of the EB-5 program, a few potentially meaningful regulatory changes enacted over the past few years… Read More

Why EB-5 Makes Sense for Many Indian Nationals
Posted on 06/28/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Just to give a basic sense of the difficulties Indian nationals may face in gaining permanent residence or a Green Card, here is an example of what might be experienced… Read More

Tenant Occupancy for EB-5 Has Been Revised
Posted on 05/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued guidance decided that tenant-occupancy methodologies will no longer be used to prove job creation. The USCIS has these methodologies do not… Read More

Office of Management and Budget Provides Interesting Insight on Potential Investment Amount Increases
Posted on 05/09/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Investment Amount Increases Possible as Soon as August A new agenda released by the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) suggests that we may see an increase in EB-5… Read More

$500,000 EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extended to September 30, 2018
Posted on 03/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

We have just received confirmation that the current EB-5 regional center statute will be extended through September 30, 2018. This extension will be included in the funding bill expected to… Read More

Members of Congress Considering Major Changes to EB-5
Posted on 03/14/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

It has come to our attention that some members of Congress are currently reviewing a proposal to meaningfully change EB-5, likely cutting down the number of individuals who will be… Read More