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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.

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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Visa Backlog set to ease or even disappear

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Visa Backlog set to ease or even disappear President Biden’s new immigration bill: the U.S. Citizenship Act 2021, which contains 3 provisions, could considerably ease or even eliminate, the delays of several years experienced by applicants from China, Vietnam and India, the worst effected nations. The three provisions are referred to as: Ending the Per-Country…

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EB-5 Visas and Biden’s Immigration Plan

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Summary The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is President Biden’s immigration reform bill released to the public on February 18, 2021.  The bill was released as a Senate bill sponsored by Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and co-sponsored by several other democratic senators. Its main goals are to: (1) legalize the situation of undocumented immigrants; (2) reduce…

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EB-5 U.S Green Card Program Extension

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For those of you yet to hear this, the U.S. EB-5 Regional Center Program has been extended to June 30, 2020. The President has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until June 30, 2021. This particular extension announcement is unusual as the expiration of the EB-5 Regional Center Program…

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