Due to a recent system conversion at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), all I-829 receipt notices and ASC Appointment notices are now delayed 90 days or more. This may be dismaying for many EB-5 investors and their dependent family members who may have waited a long time to reach this final step… Continue Reading
The U.S. State Department has released its monthly Visa Bulletin for the month of May 2018. Notably, the priority dates for the Regional Center EB-5 category for nationals of Vietnam have become subject to retrogression. As of May 1, 2018, only those approved Vietnamese EB-5 investors under the Regional Center Pilot Program whose EB-5 petitions… Continue Reading
Each month, the Department of State (DOS) issues a visa bulletin which contains information regarding the availability of immigrant visas. The availability of immigrant visas is subject to numerical caps imposed by Congress, which limit how many foreign nationals may obtain immigrant visas each year. In the employment-based green card category Congress allots 140,000 immigrant… Continue Reading
Today, President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018, that includes an extension of the EB-5 program until Sept. 30, 2018, along with the Conrad 30 program for foreign doctors and the Special Immigrant Religious Workers program. The bill also includes a 3-year reauthorization of the E-Verify program (Sept. 30, 2020). Today’s… Continue Reading
The Department of State (DOS) has informed EB-5 stakeholders that retrogression of the EB-5 category in the chargeability area including Vietnam, is imminent; however, DOS is unable to provide specific dates of which priority dates will retrogress at this time, though it did clarify that this is not going to occur in April 2018. As… Continue Reading
On March 21, Congressional leaders released a 2232 page, $1.3 trillion dollar Omnibus Appropriation for Fiscal Year 2018 with language extending the EB-5 program until Sept. 30, 2018. SEC. 204. Section 610(b) of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (8 U.S.C. 1153 note) shall be applied… Continue Reading
Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and fellow EB-5 industry members for another successful year. We look forward to working with each of you in 2018.
After extended debate, the U.S. Senate set-aside the House-passed Continuing Resolution (CR) and negotiated and passed a CR funding government and programs, including EB-5, until March 23, coupled with a sweeping 2-year budget agreement for FY 18 and FY 19. The extended debate exceeded the previous CR time extension of midnight Feb. 8, which resulted… Continue Reading
Tonight, House Appropriations Chairman, Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), filed a fifth short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) extending government funding and important programs, such as EB-5, from Feb. 8 until March 23. After late-night Conference meetings, House Republicans developed the framework and timing of the CR. The CR is expected to be acted upon by the House later this week. … Continue Reading
On Monday evening, President Trump signed the Continuing Resolution (CR) into law ending the three-day, 69-hour government shutdown. In addition to funding the government and other policy-related matters, the CR extends EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and the Religious Workers immigration programs until Feb. 8. Immigration issues will likely occupy most of the Congressional agenda during… Continue Reading
By a vote of 266-150 on Jan. 22 (three days after the previous extension deadline of midnight on Jan. 19), the House passed the Senate amendment, extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to Feb. 8. The bill now goes to the president who is expected to sign it into law. Today’s action extends… Continue Reading
Late Friday (Jan. 19) the U.S. Senate failed to pass the House of Representatives approved Continuing Resolution (or CR). As of January 20th the federal government is in a shutdown. It appears that the Senate will attempt another CR vote to extend vital programs, such as EB-5, through Feb. 8, 2018. This vote could come… Continue Reading
Late Thursday (Jan. 18), the U.S. House of Representatives approved a Continuing Resolution (or CR) to prevent a government shutdown and extend vital programs, such as EB-5, through Feb. 16, 2018. The House approved the measure mainly on party lines by a vote of 230-197. Six Democrats voted in favor of the CR with a majority of… Continue Reading
On Jan. 17, The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (The CRE), a Washington D.C. administrative watchdog group, filed a petition with the Department of Homeland Security to reform the EB-5 program to create jobs in rural America and areas of high unemployment. In making the announcement, The CRE posted:
Last night, House Appropriations Chairman, Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), filed a Continuing Resolution to extend government funding and to provide extension of authorities for programs, such as EB-5, on the House Appropriations website. The Continuing Resolution, or CR, would extend government operations and the EB-5 program through Feb. 16. The debate on the CR will be… Continue Reading
By a vote of 231-188 on Dec. 21 (before the previous extension deadline of midnight on Dec. 22), the House passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 1370 extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to Jan. 19. Upon passage, H.R. 1370 was sent immediately to the Senate, where it passed by a vote of… Continue Reading
Đội Ngũ EB-5 tại Greenberg Traurig chân thành cảm ơn tất cả các khách hàng, đồng nghiệp, và các thành viên trong ngành cho một năm 2017 thành công và một năm mới với nhiều thành tựu.”
Greenberg Traurig EB-5 团队感谢我们的客户，同事和投资移民行业的各位同仁带给我们成就丰硕的2017年。我们期待和您携手并进新的一年。
Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team thanks our clients, colleagues and fellow EB-5 industry members for a successful 2017 and looks forward to the new year ahead.
Greenberg Traurig’s Jennifer Hermanksy and Kate Kalmykov, along with the AILA Conference Program Committee, recently presented at the 2017 AILA EB-5 Investors Summit in Las Vegas. Hermansky presented on “Regional Center Investments: Understanding The Deal And The Capital Stack,” while Kalmykov presented on “Navigating The Requirements And Challenges In The I-829 Removal Conditions Process.” The… Continue Reading
On Dec. 14, the Office of Management and Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB) published the biennial Unified Agenda. A long-standing outgrowth of previous regulatory reform efforts, the Unified Agenda offers the public the “current thinking” of federal agencies on upcoming Agency regulatory priorities. Of importance to the immigration community, DHS USCIS posed… Continue Reading
On Nov. 7, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) held an EB-5 stakeholder program at their New York City field office. GT attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Kristen Ng attended the in-person session. During the engagement, key members of the IPO addressed: 1) updates from the IPO; 2) priorities for… Continue Reading
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Greenberg Traurig’s Kate Kalmykov and Jennifer Hermansky recently presented “The Basics for New EB-5 Practitioners” to AILA members. Kalmykov and Hermansky provided an overview of the EB-5 program and discussed the requirements to obtain permanent residence status. To purchase a copy of the webinar, click here.