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EB-5 Investors Visa

This program is known as EB5 for the name of the employment-based fifth preference visa that participants receive. Congress created the EB5 Program in 1990.

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DHS Files Motion to Dismiss Appeal for EB-5 Investment Amount

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on January 5 th , 2022, filed an unopposed motion to dismiss its appeal to the Behring Regional Center lawsuit. The appeal was filed in August 2021 by Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security; Tracy Renaud, Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Edie Pearson, USCIS Policy Branch…

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EB-5 Program Update: Direct EB-5

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October 18, 2021. The USA Congress passed a continuing resolution backing the government’s existing appropriations until the 3rd of December, 2021. The Regional Centre (RC) EB-5 program which expired June 30 was not included in this resolution at this time. But, what if reathorisation of EB-5 RC becomes further delayed or you no longer want…

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EB-5 Program Update

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September 30, 2021. The U.S. Congress passed a continuing resolution backing the government’s existing appropriations until the 3rd of December, 2021. Unfortunately, this continuing resolution does not include a reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center program, which has not been reauthorized since June 30. Actions on I-426 and I-526 petitions will continue to be deferred…

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EB-5: Prepare for a sudden $500k window re-opening

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In Brief: How to prepare ahead of a new narrow $500k window suddenly re-opening We correctly predicted in May that a narrow $500k window would shortly open. It did so in June but for just 7 days! Most applicants couldn’t file their EB-5 applications in time Prioritised EB-5 (I-526) case preparation: for our clients to…

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EB-5 USCIS acknowledges $500,000

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News 22 June: US District Court for the Northern District of California. Behring wins action against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reversing the November 2019 legislation back to $500,000 (From $900,000).

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News: EB-5 Now $500,000 – Until June 30th

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News 22 June: US District Court for the Northern District of California. Behring wins action against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reversing the November 2019 legislation back to $500,000 (From $900,000).

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USCIS Processing Times Likely to Drop in 2021-2022

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Washington, D.C., May 6, 2021: Reports from USCIS and from Donoso & Partners’ own recent experience indicate that USCIS processing times are likely to drop during the remainder of 2021 and through 2022. USCIS processing times are reported based on the average time that it takes USCIS to review and reach a decision on a…

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EB-5 Litigation Update: EB-5 Regulations

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Washington, DC, April 23, 2021: A recent federal lawsuit offers a potential solution for EB-5 investors frustrated with the high investment amount and current Targeted Employment Area rules. As we recently reported, a federal lawsuit in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf et al. alleges that the 2019 EB-5 Regulations were improperly adopted by the Department…

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Update on Lawsuit Challenging EB-5 Regulations

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This news item arrived on our desks over the weekend. It was posted by Donoso and Partners – a respected firm of lawyers which many of our clients use to prepare their I-526 EB-5 applications. Update: London, March 30, 2021. We’ve just been advised by the plaintiffs to the action below that they expect the…

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EB-5 Investor Visa Reform and Integrity Act of 2021

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A bipartisan Bill seeking to extend and reform the EB-5 investor visa programme was introduced in the US Congress on March 18, 2021. The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021, introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (Republican) and Patrick Leahy (Democrat), calls for the reform and reauthorisation of the EB-5 Regional Centres programme for a…

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