August 2016

On Aug. 26, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking for an International Entrepreneur Rule, and provided an advance version of the proposed rule


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There are currently many different investment immigration programs offered by countries around the world, all of which offer their own unique benefits. Two popular programs are the EB-5 Visa Program
Continue Reading Immigration Through Investment: A Comparison of the U.S. EB-5 Program vs. the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

At its July 28, 2016 stakeholder engagement, USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) Chief Nicholas Colucci focused his opening remarks on USCIS’s efforts to enhance the IPO’s adjudication capabilities, the


Continue Reading USCIS Reports on Agency Enhancements, Emphasizes Importance of Regional Center Oversight at July 28 Public Engagement

In the United States, there are very strict laws in place to protect investors.  These laws are administered by a governmental agency known as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The mission of this agency is to regulate the U.S. markets, protect investors from fraud, ensure fair, systematic, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital development.

The EB-5 program is a unique path towards a green card that allows an individual to self-sponsor them and their family members for a green card by investing $500,000 in a U.S. business that will create ten or more jobs in the U.S.  The advantages of the EB-5 are numerous:

  • It doesn’t require an employer or family sponsor
  • It allows investors to live anywhere in the United States (not necessarily by their EB-5 investment)
  • It allows them to travel freely in and out of the U.S. as a permanent resident
  • It allows them to have work authorization
  • It allows their children to attend university as a resident once they obtain a green card


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