Tag Archives: EB-5

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Comparison of the Obama and Bipartisan Senators’ Plan

We have had some exciting news on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform front recently.  Both President Obama and the ‘Gang of Eight’ bipartisan senators have released their plans for reform.  So far, these are only a set of principles or plans and none of this is law or policy just yet.  Both plans have similarities and some very key differences as well.

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USCIS Ombudsman EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting To Take Place March 5, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Maria Odom will convene an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program stakeholder meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern).

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New EB-5 Regional Centers

The USCIS list of Regional Centers has one new Regional Centers:

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California Announces New Policy for State EB-5 Designations

Effective June 19, 2012, California’s newly-established Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced a new policy for certifying a Targeted Employment Area(‘TEA’).  To consolidate all business development programs, GO-Biz has taken over all TEA designations.

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New EB-5 Regional Centers

The USCIS list of Regional Centers has two new Regional Centers:

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New EB-5 Regional Centers

The USCIS list of Regional Centers was updated in early May 2012 with four new Regional Centers:

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New EB-5 Regional Centers

The USCIS list of Regional Centers was updated in February 2012 with one new Regional Center:

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New EB-5 Regional Centers

The USCIS list of Regional Centers now has 2 new entries.  The new entries are as follows:

ARIZONA

Arizona Alternative Energy Center, LLC
Website: http://arizonaenergycenter.com
Investment focus: solar power generation, wind power generation, water retrieval

CALIFORNIA

Hollywood Regional Center
Website: http://www.hollywoodregionalcenter.com/
Investment focus: internet gaming

Source:  Suzanne Lazicki

The following is a list of all current EB-5 (Immigrant Investor) Regional Centers by state:  

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Revised Draft Policy Memorandum Guiding EB-5 Adjudications

USCIS has submitted a revised draft policy memorandum that incorporates shareholder comments regarding EB-5 adjudication. Viewers should note that this is still in draft format and should not rely on the material as it is not finalized.

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Reactions to NYTimes article on EB-5 Gerrymandering

I had previously discussed the issue of potential EB-5 gerrymandering raised by the New York Times.  Experts are now debating this issue.

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