USCIS Policy

EB-5 Litigation Update Post #8: USCIS reinstates Form I-526 from April 2019 with $500,000 investment amount: Too little too late for some.

Background: Behring Regional Center Vs. Chad Wolf et al. In November 2019, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program experienced regulation changes that would prove to instantly stall the program from being used to invest, create jobs and immigrate. The new regulations included new regulations and increased investor and operating requirements. Most notably, the minimum investment amount

USCIS Grants Expedited Processing and Officially Approves BRC Legacy Fund, EB-5’s Most Powerful Equity Fund Ever Launched.

Congratulations to the Behring Team and Welcome to a New Age of EB-5 Investment! Behring is proud to announce that USCIS has approved our first Legacy Fund investor’s I-526 petition. What's even more spectacular is that USCIS granted expedited processing for the investor's case, a first for Behring's EB-5 platform. This USCIS approval ratifies BRC ...

USCIS EB-5 Policy Manual – Updated November 2019

USCIS is revising its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to align with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule, published on July 24, 2019, and effective Nov. 21, 2019. USCIS is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to conform with the final rule’s provisions, which include: Priority date retention for certain EB-5 immigrants;

EB-5 Update – TEA Changes with Release of New Unemployment Statistics

TEA Unemployment Data Explained On May 1, 2019, national unemployment data statistics were released and the State of California Office of the Governor has updated its website to reflect the new TEA Map.  In California based EB-5 projects, to qualify the site as a target employment area the unemployment rate in that single census tract ...

Will I Lose My Green Card and Be Deported for Voting as a Non-U.S. Citizen?

Non-U.S. citizens are not allowed to vote in the federal elections. Non-U.S. citizens include Green Card holders, those in the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas, undocumented immigrants, refugees and asylees. These categories of immigrants do not have the right to vote for the President of the U.S. Natural born U.S. citizens and naturalized citizens can vote