Tag: EB-5

January 15, 2019

How Does the Partial Government Shutdown Affect the EB-5 Immigrant Visa Program?

At this time, we are entering the fourth week of the partial government shutdown. Most immigration programs remain unaffected by the shutdown, except the EB-5 Regional Center program. To explain, there are two ways to invest and qualify for the EB-5 immigrant visa. An investor can start or buy a commerical enterprise and directly manage […]

March 09, 2016

EB-5 Case Reveals USCIS is Reviewing Data from Other Agencies to Check for Inconsistencies

USCIS is engaging in efforts to review data from other agencies in order to verify the accuracy of information and documents submitted by petitioners to substantiate the lawful source of EB-5 investment funds. AILA’s EB-5 Committee provides a practice pointer describing these efforts, and includes a recently issued Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) that […]

January 08, 2016

Immigration – What to Expect in 2016!

We do not anticipate much happening in 2016 in terms of immigration reform. This is an election year and, although immigration is a central issue for every candidate running for president, it is not the central issue for congress and the Obama Administration. This is unfortunate in light of the numerous immigration problems we are […]

June 24, 2015

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers in EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two firms that illegally brokered more than $79 million of investments by foreigners seeking U.S. residency. The charges are the first against brokers handling investments in the government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and follow earlier SEC actions against fraudulent EB-5 offerings. Ireeco LLC, originally of Boca Raton, Fla., […]