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Summary of USCIS Listening Session on July 13, 2017

So, many people attending the conference who had only read the first part of the notice (like me ^^) dialed into the conference thinking they would be listening to USCIS’s updates on the said topics. To the disappointment of many, the call turned out to be a series of questions and comments made by the people dialing in with the USCIS refusing to provide any responses, because, well, it was a Listening Session and they were there only to listen.

By |July 14th, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off

USCIS Implements New Rules for Redeployment of EB-5 Funds

On June 14, 2017, the USCIS sent out an email Policy Alert saying that the agency had Updated the USCIS Policy Manual to "provide further guidance regarding the job creation and capital at risk requirements". The new policy, according to the alert, was effective immediately (!) although the USCIS was going to be taking comments for 12 days. This new policy is the first official USCIS policy on what is dubbed the "capital redeployment issue" in the EB-5 industry.

By |July 5th, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off

Quick Updates and Predictions from the IIUSA Conference in DC

Today is Day 2 of the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. It is also D-1 for the expiration of the current iteration of the EB-5 Regional Center program.

By |April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

The Proposed Priority Date Retention Rule: The Short Blanket Problem

This is the second article discussing the DHS/USCIS’s new proposed rule called the “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization” that was published last week on January 13, 2017. 

A major new […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Why It Is Real This Time: The EB-5 Investment Amount Increase

On January 13, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (the department under which the USCIS is housed), published a Proposed Rule called “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization” on the […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

The Power of Indirect Job Creation (and our Hotel Project opened!)

A hotel project that we helped finance through the EB-5 program had its grand opening last week! Aside from the obvious pride and pleasure of seeing the opening of a project […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

AAEB5 Participates in IIUSA Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC

IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference was held in Washington DC on April 20-22, 2016. Hundreds of EB-5 industry professionals participated in the conference which was dominated by discussions about the need […]

By |April 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

EB-5 and Securities Law Part 2: Broker-Dealers

Now, that we’ve reviewed the basic rules of private placements, let’s shift gears and discuss the most popular topic in EB-5 today: Broker-Dealers.

By |April 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

EB-5 and Securities Law Part 1: The Basics

This series is a 101 for those in the EB-5 industry who have always wondered, but never had the time to figure out how securities laws interact with the EB-5 program.

By |March 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Revised EB-5 E-Book is here!

If you are new to EB-5 and want a bird's eye view of the entire process, this book will be a good starting point!

By |March 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off