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EB-5 Allocated Record 18,567 Visas for FY2021 As Program Extended Through Dec 11th

October 3, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In its October Visa Bulletin, the United States Department of State (DoS) has announced that a historically high 261,500 immigrant visas will be made available in fiscal year 2021 (which began on Thursday). Because the EB-5 program has a claim to 7.1% of the worldwide immigrant...

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US EB-5 Update: I-829 Petitions Up 27% on Year in Q1, Approval Rate 99%

June 10, 2020

Lee Y. LiDirector of Policy Research and Data Analytics, IIUSA   The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the latest quarterly statistics for Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions). IIUSA has made a comprehensive review of the new statistics and published this data analysis,...

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Investment Migration People in The News This Week: “An Inquiry Every 2-3 Minutes,” Says Hong Kong Consultant

June 1, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Andrew Lo, David Hui, Jason Gillot, Tina Cheng, John Hu, Gary Leung, Aaron Grau, Samuel Harvey, and Bernard Wolfsdorf are among the investment migration professionals mentioned in the news this week. Panic-driven immigration inquiries in Hong Kong – No longer just window-shoppingAn article in the SCMP...

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Every Question You Could Possibly Have About the Grenada/E2 Solution – Answered

May 8, 2020

The Grenada citizenship by investment and E2 visa route to residency in the United States is quickly becoming one of the most popular investment migration program combinations in the market, allowing investors and their families to not only become citizens of a first-rate Caribbean country but also to live...

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What Trump’s Temporary Immigration Ban Means For EB-5 and E2: Experts Comment

April 22, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Late Monday night in Washington, Trump spurred headlines by announcing via Twitter that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the US by executive order, without providing further information. Yesterday, he offered more details: The President said he expected to sign the executive order on Wednesday (today),...

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EB-5 Regional Centers Closing at Fastest Rate on Record

January 6, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Between January and September 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) terminated 75 regional centers and approved only six. Of all 361 regional center terminations since 2008, 80% have taken place in the last three years. A statistical report compiled by US immigration law...

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New EB-5 $900k Minimum Now in Effect – But For How Long?

November 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Following the end of the 120-day waiting period, the final regulatory changes as published by the Department of Homeland Security this summer – including, among other things, a hike in minimum investment requirements from US$500,000 and US$1 million (TEA and non-TEA) to US$900,000 and US$1.8 million,...

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Kraft: New EB-5 Rules May Not Take Effect on Nov 21 as 6-Year Re-Authorization Likely This Year

November 18, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   New EB-5 rules raising the minimum investment to $900,000 are scheduled to take effect this week. But President Kraft of IIUSA thinks there’s a good chance that won’t happen. The new re-authorization bill “definitely eliminates gerrymandering, makes it very clear what projects would qualify in urban...

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DHS to Publish Final Rule on EB-5 Tomorrow That Would Raise Min. Investment to $900,000

July 23, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has scheduled the publication of the EB-5 program’s final regulations in the Federal Register tomorrow. In the making since the Obama administration, the new set of rules would raise the minimum investment amounts from $500,000 (regional center projects) and $1...

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House to Vote This Week on Bill That Would Remove Per-Country Visa Caps on EB-5 Program

July 9, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Zoe Lofgren, a House Representative from California who also heads the House Administration Committee has introduced a bill that would do away with per-country caps for employment-based visas, including EB-5. Industry stakeholders warn that removing per-country caps without also increasing the number of available visas will...

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