Blogs

Navigating the new world of Target Employment Areas (TEAs)

Posted by GCBI Team on February 13, 2020

Featuring special guest economist Michael Kester – Hosted by Kurt Reuss and Rupy Cheema Special guest is Michael Kester, partner and lead economist of Impact DataSource, a Texas-based consulting firm that is a...

The Silent Dog Barks! – Why Corporate Governance Matters So Much to EB-5 Funds RIGHT NOW.

Posted by GCBI Team on February 6, 2020

with John Tishler - Hosted by Kurt Reuss and Rupy Cheema This conversation deals with the expanding role of corporate governance in today’s EB-5 world. EB-5 issuers will be eager...

EB5 green card requirements

Posted by GCBI Team on January 20, 2020

Introduction The key requirement of the Green Card by investment program, referred to as EB-5 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) includes an investment of lawfully sourced funds into...

What the new EB-5 regulations mean for securities disclosures

Posted by GCBI Team on January 14, 2020

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw has written about the impact of the new regulations on EB-5 offering disclosures. The firm advises that disclosures are not one-size-fits-all and must be tailored to...

The U.S. Green Card by investment process

Posted by GCBI Team on January 6, 2020

Overview  The EB-5 program fundamentally requires an investor to select an eligible investment that is “at risk” and one that creates 10 full-time U.S. jobs. The investment amount is  $900,000...

How regional centers should maintain proper oversight for annual certification

Posted by GCBI Team on October 25, 2019

IIUSA has organized a roundtable on regional center best practices for annual certification (form I-924). Some highlights: Timing is crucial — prepare in early September each year. Acquiring third-party documents...

Why EB-5 goes wrong for some investors: an immigration lawyer shares insight

Posted by GCBI Team on August 22, 2019

A Miami immigration lawyer who focuses on helping unsuccessful EB-5 investors shares some valuable lessons — all the more important with investment levels rising sharply in a few months. He...

Who benefits from the new EB-5 regulations, and who doesn’t

Posted by GCBI Team on August 1, 2019

Immigration Law Firm Greenberg Traurig has broken down the winners and losers of the new rule. Winners include rural areas and projects; some investors with approved I-526’s, who are not...

USCIS updates expedite request policy — what it means for EB-5

Posted by GCBI Team on June 17, 2019

USCIS EB5 expedite request policy update USCIS, effective as of May 10, 2019, announced an updated policy regarding expedite requests. The key difference is in the abbreviated list of acceptable...

Filing an I-526 petition for your EB-5 investor visa

Posted by GCBI Team on June 4, 2019

Those looking for U.S. citizenship by investment via the EB-5 program must prepare and file a Form I-526, “Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur.” This form is filed by a foreign...

  
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