The Advantage America EB5 Group

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

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

Welcoming International Developers to the EB-5 Project Marketplace

Over the past few years, international developers have entered the United States market and launched development projects that incorporate EB-5 funding as part of the project's capital stack. Far from being a cause of concern, international developers investing money and developing U.S.-based projects is a vote of confidence in the United States.

By |January 8th, 2015|BLOG|0 Comments

The Exemplar vs. Actual Pre-approval

Real examples of different types of I-924 exemplar approval letters.

By |December 27th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

What is an Exemplar EB-5 Project? (Part 2)

What is the benefit of an exemplar project?

By |November 26th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

What is an Exemplar EB-5 Project? (Part 1)

What exactly is an Exemplar Approved EB-5 project?

By |November 24th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

What does President Obama’s Speech Mean for EB5?

What the Department of Homeland Security memorandum to the Director of USCIS said regarding the direction of new rules and regulations should include to carry out the Executive Action announced by President Obama.

By |November 21st, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Chinese Citizens are now Granted 5 Year Student Visas

Traditionally granted only one-year F-1 visas regardless of their I-20 program period, Chinese students will now benefit from the ability to obtain 5-year F visas.

By |November 12th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

What is an EB-5 visa?

There are five ways a foreigner can hope to obtain permanent residency (colloquially dubbed a “greencard”) through employment in the United States. Based on the statutory provisions from which […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments