EB-5 Legislative Update Could Shrink Construction Finance Availability

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Proposed changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program could create funding shortfalls in the commercial real estate finance market. An EB-5 legislative update currently moving through Congress would reauthorize the program, which expires September 30, 2015. Read more

EB-5 Attorney Can Solidify Chances of Outside Business Investment

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The EB-5 visa program allows foreign nationals who invest money in businesses in the United States to get a green card. These investments must create or preserve at least 10 jobs in a United States business for U.S. workers. Workers and businesses in the United States should find the EB-5 as a boon for regional economic stability and growth. The United States business receiving this investment does not have to put any money on the line, and they gain an infusion of capital, a stabilization of their work force, and hopefully growth. Read more

Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

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Many individuals without lawful status face the dilemma of remaining in the United States without immigration status or leaving the U.S. to seek a waiver of inadmissibility and incurring a 3 or 10 year bar from reentry if that waiver is not granted. New proposed USCIS regulations seek to ease this dilemma by expanding the class of individuals who are eligible for provisional or “in-country” waivers.  According to the USCIS, the public has 60 days from the date of publication of the notice to comment before a ruling takes place. Read more