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LEGISLATIVE NEWS

EB-5 PROGRAM LEGISLATION UPDATES & RESOURCES

On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed a law that made favorable changes to the EB-5 program, authorized a new EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program, and directed that certain “grandfathered” immigration benefits be processed.

On June 24, 2022, a Judge issued a preliminary injunction against USCIS which requires USCIS to allow all previously designated EB-5 regional centers to presently operate. This decisions allows for new EB-5 investors to now be able to file I-526 petitions with existing pre-authorized Regional Centers including U.S. Immigration Fund.

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What are the biggest changes to the EB-5 Program that I should know?

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The EB-5 program now consists of annual set-aside categories for certain projects including 20% for rural areas, 10% for investment in a high unemployment area, 2% for infrastructure projects.

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Any new EB-5 investors who selects a TEA or rural project after March 15th, 2022 will qualify for EB-5 visa set asides and faster visa processing.

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There are NO waiting lists for new EB-5 visas for any country within the set aside categories. New investors will receive priority processing with approvals possible in as little as 120 days.*

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Investors can concurrently file their I-485 Adjustment of Status and their EB-5 I-526 petitions allowing you to remain in the U.S. while awaiting their visa approval and in the meantime obtain a 2-year temporary work permit and temporary travel permit in approximately 6 months after submitting the application.

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EB-5 I-956

USCIS Releases Application Form I-956 for Regional Center Designation

JUPITER, FL – As of May 13th, 2022 USCIS has launched a new regional center program that requires Form I-956 for Regional Center Designations. With the...

USIF & Liu, Chen & Hoffman LLP Close Divesture transactions with EB-5 Investors

USIF has closed divesture transactions with various EB-5 investors represented by Liu, Chen & Hoffman LLP “LCH”, a New York and Silicon Valley corporate law...
Eb-5 Visa Bulletin

May 2022 Visa Bulletin Update

The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for May 2022 has been released by the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs. EB-5 REFORM The Consolidated Appropriations...
President Reauthorizes EB-5 Regional Center Program

Favorable Updates for the EB-5 Regional Center Program

Earlier this month, the President signed and approved the FY2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which includes updates to the EB-5 program. The EB-5 Regional Center program is...
Nick Mastroianni Comments on EB-5 Reauthorization

EB-5 Regional Center Program is Reauthorized by Congress

U.S. Immigration Fund Chairman Nick Mastroianni, II, Comments on the Reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.  Earlier this week both the Senate and the...

EB-5 Legislation Update

U.S. Immigration Fund has worked tirelessly to support the EB-5 Program and the efforts for the U.S. Congress to pass new legislation that will improve...

Judge Challenges Trump-Era EB-5 Rule Changes which could Lower Investment Amount Requirements

EB-5 program changes that make it more difficult to garner foreign investment could soon be reversed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Despite the...

June 2021 Visa Bulletin: Final Action Dates

The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for June 2021 has been released by the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs. FINAL ACTION DATES The Final...

*Based on USCIS data provided in The Reform and Integrity Act 

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