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AAEB5 Hosts EB-5 CLE Session Part 2: Starting an EB-5 Practice?

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, AABANY’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and KALAGNY hosted Part 2 of its EB-5 CLE series entitled “Starting an EB-5 Practice?” The event was held at the offices of Akerman LLP in Midtown Manhattan.

By |March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

(Possible) EB-5 Rule Changes for 2016

In December 2015 by Senator Flake of Arizona called the EB-5 Integrity Act of 2015, or S. 2415. The proposed bill contains several provisions aimed at increasing Regional Center transparency and integrity, and some of its proposals are similar to ideas contained in the EB-5 legislation that failed to pass.

By |January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

AAEB5 Hosts EB-5 CLE Session

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, AABANY’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and KALAGNY co-organized a CLE program entitled (Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About EB-5 and Didn’t Have […]

By |January 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

EB-5 Investment Sustainment Requirement

On August 10, 2015 the USCIS issued a draft of its first major EB-5 policy memorandum since the May 30, 2013 Memo. As it has been over two years since then, the EB-5 industry has been eagerly waiting for new guidance which addressed the changing landscape of EB-5 and the USCIS has been promising one since the beginning of the year.

By |August 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EB-5 alert: Senate reauthorization will reduce financing for U.S. construction projects by changing the job count requirements

The proposed Senate Bill reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program would restrict the types of projects that can be funded with EB-5 financing and amount of funds that can be raised with EB-5 financing.

By |June 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 5 EB-5 Originating Countries for YTD FY2015

Vietnam becomes the country that sends the second most EB-5 immigrants after mainland China, passing South Korea for the first time.

By |May 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

USCIS Stakeholders Call: Gifted Collateralized Loans as Source of Funds

The USCIS clarifies its policy of the use of proceeds of collateralized loans obtained by someone other than the EB-5 petitioner and adds a new rule regarding use of proceeds as indicated in a loan agreement.

By |April 26th, 2015|BLOG|0 Comments

How the Visa Backlog Affects Children of Chinese Nationals

The visa backlog for EB-5 investors born in mainland China will require investors with older children to start the EB-5 process sooner rather than later.

By |April 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EB-5 Visa Backlogged for Chinese Nationals

After many months of anxious anticipation, on April 13, 2015, the US Department of State finally announced a May 1, 2013 cut off date for EB-5 visas for people born in mainland China beginning May 1, 2015. So we now have a 2 year (24 month) backlog in visa numbers.

By |April 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy & Leadership Conference

The 8th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy & Leadership Conference was held on April 12-14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

By |April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments