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Jan 28, 2019

Back in Business: Government Reopens, EB-5 Regional Center Program Revived

Matthew Galati

On Friday January 25 — a chaotic day plagued by major air travel delays amidst affected government employees leaving work due to missed wages...

Oct 28, 2018

Might This Be ‘Last Call’ for $500,000 EB-5?

Matthew Galati

Real talk: let me start this blog by admitting, “Yeah, I know you’ve heard this before.” The EB-5 industry has been saying it fo...

May 9, 2018

DHS Postpones Final Action Date on EB-5 Regulations to August 2018

Following attempts by lawmakers to finalize EB-5 regulations last month, the recent release of the Office of Management and Budget Spring 2018 Unif...

Feb 9, 2018

After a Night of Drama, EB-5 Regional Center Program gets Extension to Mar. 23, 2018

Matthew Galati

February 9, 2018 -- The most recent government shutdown showdown resulted in a brief (several-hour) lapse in the EB-5 Regional Center Program after...

Dec 22, 2017

Holiday Gift? EB-5 Regional Center Program To Be Extended for Four More Weeks (Jan. 19, 2018)

Matthew Galati

Congress has bestowed a small holiday gift for EB-5 stakeholders as both houses today voted to extend the federal budget until January 19...

Sep 11, 2017

Big EB-5 News: Regional Center Program to Be Extended Without Change to December 8; New Regulations May be Finalized by April 2018 (UPDATED)

By Matthew Galati On the legislative front, this year continues to mirror the previous two, as the EB-5 Regional Center program is virtually certai...

Aug 8, 2017

More Pessimism Regarding the Israeli E-2 as Delays in Implementation Continue

Matthew Galati

By: Matthew Galati This year has proven to be a series of false starts for prospective Israeli E-2 investors. In January, we expressed optimism tha...

Jul 22, 2017

USCIS IPO Adds EB-5 Suggested Order of Documentation

By: Matthew Galati (马修 加拉蒂) The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) recently update the EB-5 Resources website with a co...

Jun 22, 2017

Investor Update: More Stakeholders React, USCIS Removes I-526/I-829 Reports

By: Matthew Galati We are continuing our coverage of USCIS’ publishing of I-526 and I-829 performance data by Regional Center. These reports ...

Jun 21, 2017

Investor Alert: USCIS Publishes I-526 / I-829 Performance Data by Regional Center, But Accuracy of Data Called Into Question

By: Matthew Galati On June 19, 2017, USCIS published a list of approvals and denials for Form I-526 [link] and Form I-829 [link] performance based ...

Jun 15, 2017

Big News for Projects and Chinese Investors: USCIS Finally Issues EB-5 Redeployment Guidance

Matthew Galati

Determining options after an EB-5 loan is to be repaid has been one of the most vexing points of advising clients in how to utilize immigrant capit...

Jun 2, 2017

Is the International Entrepreneur Rule in Jeopardy?

Matthew Galati

By: Matthew Galati Earlier this year, we covered how the Obama Administration finalized the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule shortly befor...

Apr 26, 2017

USCIS Backtracks on Change in I-924 Policy That Would Lead to I-526 Denials, to an Extent

Matthew Galati

In a rare public reversal, USCIS has backed away from a policy change which required I-924 amendments to be approved prior to the filing of Form I-...

Apr 25, 2017

Gazing Into the Abyss: How USCIS Would Handle an EB-5 Regional Center Program Lapse

Matthew Galati

The USCIS Regional Center Program is scheduled to sunset this Friday, April 28, at 11:59 PM. To a large extent, we have been here before. The Progr...

Apr 20, 2017

USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and ...

Apr 4, 2017

Moving the Goalposts Yet Again: USCIS Issuing RFEs on Currency Swap Cases, Departing from Years of Accepted Practice

Kelly Goldthorpe and Matthew Galati

USCIS has ostensibly enacted a new policy with profound consequences for EB-5 investors from countries such as China and Vietnam facing currency re...

Feb 21, 2017

The Next EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting is on March 3. Here are the questions we would like to be answered…

Matthew Galati

On March 3, 2017, USCIS will have its first EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Stakeholder engagement of the year. Of course, this engagement will als...

Feb 14, 2017

Checking the Current Temperature of the EB-5 Program

Matthew Galati

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we would be remiss to not mention our ongoing love for the EB-5 Program, a vital job creator for U.S. workers t...

Jan 20, 2017

Final International Entrepreneur Parole Rule Published, In Effect as of July 17, 2017

Matthew Galati and Jonathan Grode

Effective July 17, 2017, a new immigration-related option will be available for international entrepreneurs. The Department of Homeland Security ha...

Jan 17, 2017

DHS Moves to Raise EB-5 Investment Minimums, Change TEA Designation Procedure

Matthew Galati

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pr...