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Processing Times Increasing for I-526 and I-829 Petitions

Ronald R. Fieldstone IIUSA Reports Processing Times for I-526 and I-829 Petitions at Record High In the early afternoon of Friday, May 26th, IIUSA circulated its weekly report indicating the all-time high processing times, as stated below: As of March 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I‐526 petitions that it received before September 20, 2015 (a […]

EB-5 Marketplace Measurement – China and Beyond

Ronald R. Fieldstone I just returned from a week in China. Along with speaking at the EB-5 Investors Magazine’s 2017 EB-5 & Investment Immigration Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with many migration agents, as well as other professionals in the EB-5 industry. My impressions of the marketplace, particularly China, are as follows: 1. Many […]

EB-5 Update – Extension and Current Senate Bills

Ronald R. Fieldstone It is common knowledge the EB-5 investor program received extensions through September 30, 2017. Accordingly, until further changes happen, the existing program will remain in place. There are currently two (2) key bills that have been presented. One is the Grassley Bill, which is a modification of the old Senate 1501 Bill […]

EB-5 Investment Funds – Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment

WHITE PAPER: STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS Prepared by: Arnstein & Lehr LLP Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital […]

EB-5 2017 – Where Are We Now?

Ronald R. Fieldstone Following the December 9, 2016 extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program until April 28, 2017, there have been additional developments from an administrative, legislative and practical standpoint. Needless to say, the Program remains in limbo as to where it will end up and at what point in time legislation will be […]

USCIS Policy for EB-5 Redeployment and “At-Risk” Issues Discussed at IIUSA Conference

Ronald R. Fieldstone At the October 2016 IIUSA Conference, I was on a distinguished panel of practitioners discussing the topic of redeployment issues. The panel focused on the current USCIS Guidelines that sets forth the concept of “at risk,” which is pursuant to the draft policy statement issued on August 10, 2015 and was discussed […]