USCIS Visa Availability Process Made Quicker by DOS

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Individuals, family members and foreign national immigrants, who are waiting to file their adjustment of status applications, can now receive their benefits earlier than before. According to The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (DOS), recent revisions that took place on September 9, 2015 make it quicker for those seeking USCIS visa availability. Read more

Proposed EB-5 Changes May Cause Washington Clash

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The EB-5 Visa program is a popular program that allows foreign investors a green card for making a $500,000 minimum investment in projects that bring jobs to the U.S. The law is up for renewal in Washington in September of 2015. Read more

EB-5 Investment Program Must Be Cautious of Unlawfully Sourced Funds

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The federal courts in the Philadelphia Eastern District recently ordered a default judgement that every USCIS designated Regional Center needs to take note of.  The judgement was ordered against an EB-5 investment limited partnership, due to use of funds directly traceable to corrupted proceeds. This case serves as a cautionary tale for Regional Centers: take all necessary precautions to ensure only lawfully sourced funds are being used for investments they manage. Read more

Consider Strategic Approach to EB-5 Legislative Update

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With a bill currently making its way through Congress that could raise minimum EB-5 investments after the end of September, many prospective investors are wondering if they should rush to file project plans. Read more