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Senator Durbin and Leahy Introduced New Bill to Eliminate Immigration Visa Backlog

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 On Oct. 16, Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy introduced the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act, which is an alternative to the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act ( S. 386) proposed by Senator Mike Lee. According to Senator Durbin, the new RELIEF Act would: •… Read more »

EB-5 Regional Center Program Extension and New Bill to Reform

Monday, September 30, 2019 On Friday September 27, 2019, President Donald Trump signed short-term spending bill H.R. 4378, which is a continuing resolution bill that prevent another government shutdown and keeps the government funded until Nov. 21. The EB-5 Regional Center program as part of the bill has been authorized through November 21, 2019. On… Read more »

Approaching Next Regional Center Program Sunset Date

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 The next EB-5 Regional Center Program sunset date is September 30, 2019. The industry experts widely believed that the EB-5 Regional Center Program will be included in the Congressional appropriations bills and will be passed without reform. However, it will come up again for reauthorization in few months, when the next… Read more »

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Published in Federal Register

Thursday, July 25, 2019 The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Regulation (RIN 1615-AC07) is published on July 24, 2019 in the Federal Register. This final rule is in effective on November 21, 2019, 120 days from the date of publishing in Federal Register. This final rule has increased standard minimum investment amounts from $1,000,000 to… Read more »

India Received Own Final Action Date in July Visa Bulletin

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 The July 2019 Visa Bulletin is published by the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular (DOS). India and Vietnam each would reach their EB-5 visa annual limit during July, which is consistent with information provided by Chief of the Visa Controls Office at the US Department of State, Charlie… Read more »

EB-5 Visa Availability Updates and Prediction

Friday, May 24, 2019 On May 6, 2019, Chief of the Visa Controls Office at the US Department of State, Charlie Oppenheim, appeared at IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington DC as keynote presenter. During his presentation, Mr. Oppenheim shared some of the firsthand data on EB-5 visa in FY219, also provided predictions on the… Read more »

EB-5 Redeployment Policy

Friday, April 12, 2019 Under current policies of USCIS, every EB-5 Investor is required to retain his or her investment capital “at risk” in the NCE until that EB-5 Investor has been in the U.S. for 2 years in conditional resident status (the “Sustainment Period”). For EB-5 investors facing EB-5 quota backlog or for the… Read more »

EB-5 Program Extension and Regulation Update

Monday,March 4, 2019 President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (federal funding bill) on February 15, thus avoiding another government shutdown. The spending bill funds the federal government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program authorization through September 30, 2019. EB-5 stakeholders are resuming efforts towards achieving EB-5 reform and long-term reauthorization. Regulatory Actions… Read more »

EB-5 Regional Center Program Receives Three-Week Re-Authorization

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 EB-5 Regional Center Program authorization granted in 2018 has been active again after President Trump signed a short-term spending bill to end the partial government shutdown and re-open government last Friday evening. The continuing resolution would extend previous funding and authorities for 3 more weeks till February 15, 2009. During the… Read more »

EB-5 Regional Center Program Short Term Extension Until December 21st, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018 On Thursday, December 6, Congress sent President Trump a short-term spending bill to move back the deadline for a partial government shutdown until December 21, 2018. Both the House and the Senate passed the legislation by voice vote on Thursday. Trump is expected to sign the measure. These measures would thus… Read more »