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USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Revising Policy Manual Regarding Tenant-Occupancy Methodology

USCIS issued a policy alert on May 16, 2018, to announce that it will revise its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual.  The changes will be effective as of May 15, 2018.  The policy guidance reverses the previous stance on the tenant occupancy economic methodology.  The new policy guidance does not consider the tenant-occupancy … Continue Reading

I-9s and EB-5s: What’s the Connection?

Why are I-9s relevant in the context of the EB-5 immigrant investor visa? For individual EB-5 applicants who must create 10 U.S. jobs per employee, USCIS often requests the I-9s of the new commercial enterprise to determine whether or not the investor has satisfied the 10 job per investor requirement of the EB-5 program. In the regional center context, certain centers may rely on direct employment by the project company. This is common in certain industries such as manufacturing, hospitality, assisted living or restaurants where the project company may hire a number of direct employees for operations.… Continue Reading
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