The State Department announces considerable retrogression for EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-5 applications.
USCIS has introduced a new Form I-526E to reflect this change. Starting from March 15, only the new, March 15 edition of the form will be accepted.
Khadija DerrickNovember 1, 2023
An overview of the differences between the EB-5 direct investment and regional center programs.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 28, 2023
As of March 15, 2022, a new commercial entity can only support one EB-5 investor, unless the new commercial entity is under the regional center program.
Khadija DerrickMay 11, 2023
EB-5 investment funds must be made available to the job-creating entity and cannot be diverted toward another purpose.
Khadija DerrickApril 28, 2023
Yes, the CSPA “freezes” a child dependent’s age during the time the underlying I-526 EB5 petition is pending, but not while the applicant waits for the priority date becomes current.
Khadija DerrickApril 14, 2023
The EB-5 category provides a green card opportunity for the entrepreneur who proves that they have made an investment of equity capital into a new commercial enterprise that will create at least ten full-time jobs.
Khadija DerrickOctober 28, 2022
In March 2022, Congress passed legislation that re-authorized the EB-5 Regional Center program and set new investment minimums to qualify for the EB-5 green card, among other changes. Current minimums are $800,000 for projects in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) and…
Khadija DerrickJune 23, 2022
We just had a E-2 client move his E-2 visa to a green card. The approval was for an EB-5 direct investment for a trucking business.
Khadija DerrickMay 24, 2022
Immigrant Investors in the U.S. are happy that the Regional Center EB-5 program has been reauthorized. The program was in limbo for over 9 months and has finally been revitalized.
Khadija DerrickMarch 23, 2022
On March 11, 2022, Congress passed the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, officially reauthorizing the EB-5 regional center program. The program has been reauthorized for 5 years, until September 30, 2027.
Khadija DerrickMarch 14, 2022
On June 30, 2021, the EB-5 Regional Center Program was suspended when Congress could not reach an extension agreement. The EB-5 program, also known as the Million Dollar Green Card, allows investors to obtain a green card if they invest…
Khadija DerrickMarch 11, 2022
The EB-5 program, also known as the Million Dollar Green Card, allows investors to obtain a green card if they invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in business or projects that will create 10 full time jobs.
Khadija DerrickJanuary 6, 2022
USCIS announced they have extended time that receipt notices can be used as evidence of permanent residence status for Form I-751 and Form I-829 applicants.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 14, 2021
USCIS announced on July 7, 2021 that it has reversed its initial guidance on the processing of adjustment of status applications for those adjusting under an approved EB-5 regional center application.
Khadija DerrickJuly 8, 2021