Washington, D.C. – October 3, 2018: On Friday, the President signed a spending bill which includes language that extends authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 7, 2018 without changes. The bill also includes funding for the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Health...

Washington, D.C. – September 14, 2018: Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) announced that the Committee will introduce legislation to fund the government through December 7, 2018. The continuing resolution includes language that extends authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center...

Washington, DC – August 13, 2018: In late July, the House Appropriations Committee amended the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) spending bill to remove the per-country limits on employment-based visa allocation. Under current statutes, certain categories of family-based and employment-based immigrant visas have a global limit...

Washington, D.C. – August 13, 2018: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) received a welcome victory in a recent court decision, issued on August 3, 2018 and ordering the White House to begin accepting new applications. The decision, issued by the Federal District...

After receiving a 2017 notice from Ecuador terminating its bilateral investment treaty with the United States, the U.S. Department of State announced that it was terminating the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program for citizens of Ecuador effective May 18, 2018. E-2 Treaty Investor visas allow...

Washington, D.C. – August 13, 2018: Today, USCIS created a new filing address for Form I-829 petitions for EB-5 investors. The new address are two lockbox addresses in Dallas. Previously, Form I-829 petitions were filed at the California Service Center of USCIS. Then new address is...

I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC is getting ready to participate in the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum coming up October 29-30, in Chicago. Ignacio Donoso is on the Planning Committee and will be speaking on issues important to the EB-5 industry. For a sneak peek...