Category Archives: EB-5 Regional Center Compliance

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EB-5 Update – New Regulations to Take Effect and Regional Center Program to be Extended Through Dec. 20, 2019 

The EB-5 Regional Center Program was set to expire on Nov. 21, 2019. On Nov. 18, Congress introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government and extend vital programs such as EB-5 through Dec. 20, 2019. Leaders hope to use the additional time to extend current operations and complete fiscal matters and other priorities before … Continue Reading

Washington EB-5 Update

As a reminder to our readers, the Obama-era EB-5 Regional Center regulations – see July post for details – go into effect Nov. 21, 2019. USCIS has published a webpage resource to help explain the implementation of the upcoming regulations here. This is a period of significant change and activity on the EB-5 program. Clients are … Continue Reading

Myth vs. Fact: Responses to Arguments Against the EB-5 Pilot Program

Myth 1:  Buy a Green Card – The EB-5 program was established to help high-net-worth individuals buy a green card. Fact:  The EB-5 program is a highly regulated employment-based permanent residence application that takes years to complete.  The initial application requires detailed proof of investment in a qualified project.  It also requires evidence of an … Continue Reading

Nataliya Binshteyn Authors Article on New Rule to Implement JOBS Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new rule to implement a Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act requirement that would eliminate the ban on general solicitation and general advertising for certain types of private securities offerings. GT Immigration attorney Nataliya Binshteyn published an article on outlining its significant impact on … Continue Reading

SEC Liberalizes Restrictions on Advertisements of Most EB-5 Projects

This morning the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted 4 to 1 to lift an 80-year-old ban on advertisements of private offerings. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (“JOBS Act”) required the SEC to amend Rule 506 of Regulation D to permit general solicitation and advertising in private placements as long as all … Continue Reading

Key EB-5 Issues Contained in the Senate Comprehensive Immigration Bill Introduced on April 17, 2013

with Kate Kalmykov April 17th marked the release of the 844 page Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The comprehensive immigration reform bill was spearheaded by the “Gang of Eight” – namely Senators Rubio, Flake, McCain, Graham, Schumer, Menendez, Bennet and Durbin – and includes various immigration provisions including a number … Continue Reading