USCIS Begins Implementation of Proposed Enhancements

September 16, 2011 / usifredo

September 16, 2011

A recent announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will pave the way for new and improved processing of the EB-5 applicants. The announcement follows below:

USCIS is implementing the first phase in a series of proposed enhancements to the EB-5 program.  Beginning today, Form I-924 applicants will be able to communicate directly with USCIS adjudicators via e-mail in an effort to streamline the process and quickly raise and resolve issues and questions that arise during the adjudication process.  The Form I-924 is the Application for Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.  Information on how direct e-mail communication will work can be found in our Questions and Answers document.

USCIS intends to monitor the progress of this new line of communication to assess whether changes are needed and to implement any required changes on a real-time basis.  If you have feedback in response to your use of the direct line of communication for the Form I-924, please submit your comments to [email protected].

USCIS is eager to implement all of the proposed enhancements to the EB-5 program that it first announced on May 19, 2011.  USCIS is currently exploring how it can accelerate the implementation of premium processing, which customarily takes months due to the need to revise the applicable forms.  USCIS is currently hiring economists and other experts that will enhance and accelerate the adjudication process and also help constitute the Decision Board that was first described on May 19.

Implementation of enhancements to the EB-5 program is a high priority for USCIS.  Director Alejandro Mayorkas will provide more information about the status of the proposed enhancements and other action items for this program in his first Conversation with the Director this Wednesday, September 14, and in the national stakeholder engagement on Thursday, September 15.

 

There are three new enhancements that will help the EB-5 applicant process, these include:

Proposed Step 1: Accelerated and Premium Processing of “Shovel-Ready” Cases

This will allow the USCIS to prioritize I-526 (EB-5 Investors application) applicants who are investing in “Shovel-Ready” business projects (i.e. projects that have necessary approvals and are ready for construction or are ready to begin business once funding is secured)

Proposed Step 2: Specialized Intake Teams for I-924 Applications, with Direct Customer Access

This step will give the USCIS the manpower necessary to review all of the I-924 (Regional Center application) applicants in a timely manner, thus speeding along the process.

Proposed Step 3: Enhanced Decision Process for I-924 Applications, with Option for In- Person or Telephonic Interview

This new step will give a board of distinguished individuals the authority to approve or deny a regional center’s validity in a timely manner.

The U.S. Immigration Fund has already received their I-924 approval and is a recognized regional center by the USCIS. The USIF currently has one “shovel-ready” project, Harbourside Place in Jupiter, Florida, allowing your application to invest to move to the top of the list. For EB-5 Investment opportunities in Harbourside Place and other U.S. Immigration Fund Projects, please visit https://visaeb-5.com/. Subscribe to our blog for weekly EB-5 updates or follow us on Twitter @eb5palmbeach for the most up to date information.2011年9月16日
美国移民局最近发布的声明将为新的和改进的EB-5申请者铺平道路。声明内容如下:
美国移民局正在落实拟议中的一系列EB-5加速进程的第一期。从今天开始,I-924申请人可以通过邮件直接联系移民局审判官,以效率化进程和快速提出及解决审理过程中的争议及问题。I-924表格是移民投资试行方案中区域中心的申请表。在我们的问题与回答文件中可以找到关于直接邮件沟通方式的信息。
美国移民局打算考查这种新形式的沟通进展来评估变化的必需性及执行任何实时的要求的变化。如果您有关于I-924直接沟通形式使用的反馈,请提交您的评论到[email protected].
美国移民局期望实施所有在2011年5月19日最初声明的EB-5方案的加速处理提议。美国移民局正在探讨这可如何加速优先处理通道的贯彻,而通常因为需要修订适用的表格需要几个月的时间。目前移民局正在聘请经济学家及其他专家来改善和加速审理进程,帮助制定这项5月19日最初描述的决策公告。
EB-5方案加速处理的落实是美国移民局的当务之急。局长Alejandro Mayorkas将会在本周三9月14日的首次局长会话及在周四9月15日的国家利益相关者管理议题中提供关于提议的加速处理方案状态的更多信息及其它的此方案的执行项目。

以下是三个新的帮助EB-5申请进程的加速处理方案,包括:
提议步骤1:准备就绪的项目的加速及优先处理
这将使得美国移民局优先处理投资准备就绪的商业项目的I-526申请者,这种项目如已经通过所有必须的核准并且可以开始开工或者资金到位就可马上开始经营的项目)

提议步骤2:有直接客户资源的专门吸收团队的I-924申请
这个步骤将使得美国移民局增加必要的人力来及时审理所有的I-924申请(区域中心的申请)以加速整个进程。
提议步骤3:I-924申请的决策加速进程,可面谈也可电话访谈形式
这个新步骤将授权杰出的个人快速核准或者否决区域中心的有效性。
佛罗里达区域中心已经获得I-924批准,是美国移民局认可的区域中心。佛罗里达区域中心目前有一个准备就绪的项目即海港之地的项目,这将使您的投资申请排在前列。请访问我们的网站(https://visaeb-5.com/)获取佛罗里达区域中心海港之地项目及其它项目的EB-5投资机会。订阅我们的博客获得每周建筑更新的照片,或是关注我们的Twitter @eb5palmbeach获得最新消息。

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