Author: EnriqueLara

January 11, 2017 After months of waiting, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) finally released the full text of the proposed EB-5 regulations (NPRM) on Jan. 12, 2017. The key details of the proposed rule would significantly change the EB-5 regional center program: USCIS proposes to increase...

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill, 63-36, to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Friday, December 9, 2016.  The bill, which will fund the government through April 28 of next year, heads to the president after a group of Senate Democrats dropped their insistence on a longer extension of coal miners' health benefits.

On November 30, 2016, USCIS released a draft EB-5 Policy Manual.  The draft EB-5 Policy Manual is a compendium and restatement of EB-5 law and USCIS EB-5 policy.  USCIS has provided a very short comment period.  Comments are due by December 14, 2016.  We provide a copy of the USCIS email notice below.  I.A. Donoso & Associates will be analyzing and commenting on this draft EB-5 Policy Manual, and will provide further updates as soon as additional information is available.

August 29, 2016

On August 29, 2016, the Investor Program Office of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) held national a conference call for the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.  This conference call was a follow-up to the July 28, 2016, stakeholder conference call during which technical difficulties made telephonic participation impossible. Leading the Investor Program Office were Nicholas Colucci, Chief of the EB-5 Program, and Laurie McKenzie, Division Chief of Policy.