Category Archives: EB-5 Program

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Greenberg Traurig and EB5 Investors Magazine to Co-Host Webinar on Visa Retrogression and the Impact on Chinese EB-5 Applicants

As previously reported by Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration & Compliance Practice, the U.S. Department of State announced on August 23, 2014, that immigrant visa numbers for Chinese nationals in the EB-5 category will become unavailable through September 30, 2014, which will mark the end of Fiscal Year 2014. To address this development, Greenberg Traurig and … Continue Reading

Investigating Director Mayorkas and the Inspector General Investigating Mr. Mayorkas – The Impact on the EB-5 Regional Center Program

As previously discussed this Fall, Inspector General Investigations and whistle-blower driven reviews by Congressional Oversight Committees are very commonplace in Washington, D.C. The nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, the current Director of the USCIS at DHS and the presidential nominee to assume the Deputy Secretary position at DHS, now seems to be more complicated than a … Continue Reading

Insights on EB-5 Adjudications in the Shadow of Inspector General and Congressional Reviews

Inspector General (IG) investigations and whistle-blower driven reviews by Congressional Oversight committees are not new and are commonplace in the federal bureaucracy of the U.S. The recent publicity surrounding Alejandro Mayorkas (the current Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and presidential nominee to assume the … Continue Reading