On Monday, April 25, 2016, I.A. Donoso and Associates will participate in a stakeholder meeting with the USCIS EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“IPO”) in Washington, D.C.  The IPO indicates that the stakeholder meeting is an invitation for participants to provide feedback on potential EB-5 regulatory...

I.A. Donoso & Associates LLC is pleased to announce that we received the first Form I-829 approvals from USCIS for the first EB5 investors in the award-winning Harbourside Place real estate development in Jupiter, Florida. Florida Regional Center / U.S. Immigration Fund was the sponsor of...

DOS has released the Visa Bulletin for April 2016. For EB-5 visas, both regional center and direct investments, the Final Action Priority Date for persons born in mainland China has now been set to February 1, 2014. The Filing Priority Date for persons born in mainland...

On February 2, 2016, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?” Senators Grassley and Leahy presided over the hearing, and two witnesses gave testimony during the hearing: Nicholas Colucci,...

December 15, 2015. Congress has agreed to extend the EB-5 Regional Center program until 09/30/2016 with no changes. This solution was adopted after weeks of intense negotiations among key Senators and members of the House of Representatives, culminating in marathon negotiating sessions for the last 2 weeks. The...

I.A. Donoso & Associates has been involved with the last round of negotiations for the extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The last round of negotiations started with the limited release on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, of a proposed text of Senate Bill S.1501 to...

USCIS has determined that employment based adjustment of status application filings in December 2015 may only use the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for December 2015. This chart only allows applicants with a priority date of 12/13/2013 or before...