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When patience is no longer a virtue: Mandamus filing as a solution for pending EB-5 applications

Posted by GCBI Team on February 26, 2020

Featuring special guest Immigration lawyer Martin Lawler, – Hosted by Kurt Reuss and Rupy Cheema Special guest is Martin Lawler, one of the leading immigration lawyers in the U.S. With over 30 years...

Wired for success: Are investments in tech companies suitable for EB-5?

Posted by GCBI Team on February 19, 2020

Featuring special guest veteran securities lawyer Clem G. Turner – Hosted by Kurt Reuss and Rupy Cheema Special guest is Clem Turner, a corporate and securities lawyer who heads the...

Navigating the new world of Targeted 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

Featuring special guest securities lawyer 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...

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 EB-5 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...