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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program

On November 19, 2015, 70 key stakeholders of the EB-5 industry, led by The Real Estate Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the EB-5 Investment Coalition, sent a letter urging House and Senate Leadership to reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center program along with three other expiring immigration programs (R-1 visas for religious workers, the… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig presented at the recent 4th Annual U.S. Investment Immigration Forum (USIIF) in Shenzhen, China.  The EB-5 networking event brought together both U.S. stakeholders and leading Chinese migration agents.  With participants from the U.S. and Chinese migration agencies, the USIIF event brought together regional centers, project developers, immigration attorneys along with Chinese migration agents, investment consultants,… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, USCIS

On May 30, 2013, following months of discussions, stakeholder comment, and even federal court litigation, USCIS finally issued its much-anticipated Final EB-5 Adjudications Policy Memorandum. The May 30th Memo sets forth an accepted framework for Regional Centers and Investors alike regarding topics such as amendments, escrow, bridge financing, states’ TEA designations, and material changes to the… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

More often than not, EB-5 investors want to immigrate to the United States with their families, including their spouses and children. Marriage and divorce are important life events that can affect the EB-5 process in different ways at each stage of the process, particularly regarding when the spouse is eligible to derive the benefits as… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, State Department

Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division Chief Charles Oppenheim appeared at the IIUSA Market Exchange on October 22, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and shared preliminary FY2015 usage numbers as well as his predictions for FY2016. Mr. Oppenheim reported that the preliminary data shows strong visa usage from natives of countries other than… Continue Reading