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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor

On Monday during its quarterly stakeholders meeting, the USCIS released the latest statistics on EB-5 adjudications.  The statistics reveal an increase across the board in all EB-5 related filings including I-924 applications for both initial regional center designation as well as amendments to existing regional centers.  Individuals also filed the highest level of I-526, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Petitions… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, EB-5 Project, Immigrant Investor, Regional Center

We are often called in to speak to developers, private equity funds and other organizations that have an interest in having one or more projects adopted by a regional center. For many companies it often does not make sense to seek their own regional center designation for a variety factors including the time and cost… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor, Inspector General

In its efforts to continue to engage the public on EB-5 related issues the USCIS has announced two upcoming engagement sessions. Tomorrow from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST the Service will host “A Conversation with Director Mayorkas.” The session will be an in-depth dialogue with the USCIS Director to discuss policy issues related to the… Continue Reading

Posted in Marketing

Oftentimes, I am asked by clients seeking to raise capital what type of information they can include on their website to inform readers about the investment opportunity. Unfortunately, my answer is that no information may be included unless it is password protected and made available only to individuals that have been pre-screened as eligible “accredited… Continue Reading

Posted in Regional Center

In recent years the EB-5 program has grown at a rapid pace. With nearly 200 USCIS designated regional centers in existence and many more in the process of being adjudicated, EB-5 investors are often unsure of which regional center to choose for their EB-5 investment. The following questions can serve as a starting point by… Continue Reading