Tag Archives: job creation

New Report Details Economic Value and Job Creation Impacts Under the EB-5 Program

On March 14, 2019, the EB-5 Investment Coalition, in cooperation with Invest in the USA (IIUSA), released the most comprehensive economic analysis of the EB-5 program to date. Laura Reiff, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Practice, commented on the report: “Without the typical data limitations and constraints on economic analysis, premier industry economists … Continue Reading

USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

On Aug. 26, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking for an International Entrepreneur Rule, and provided an advance version of the proposed rule for public review. According to an announcement from USCIS, the proposed rule will allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to exercise discretion, on a … Continue Reading

Reasons for the House to Move Forward on Immigration Reform – Rebutting Common Excuses

Weeks of ups and downs and high points and low points in the Immigration Reform debate have left the stakeholder community wondering how next to proceed. Last week, Washington Post opinion writer George Will crystalized the issues raised by House Republicans, and addressed the reasons not to move forward. See article here and key items … 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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