EB-5 News

South Korea, Vietnam, & Taiwan: EB-5 numbers

Posted by EB5Admin on September 12, 2019

IIUSA, the national EB-5 association, has released FY 2018 data on three East Asian markets, South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan which now represent 37% of all non-Chinese I-526 filings. Filings skyrocketed 82% for South Korea, 53% for Vietnam and 48%...

Chinese EB-5 investors sue developer of Colorado resort over ‘rigged’ loan, & claim they didn’t understand paperwork

Posted by EB5Admin on September 12, 2019

13 Chinese investors who put their money into the $375 million Solaris project in Vail claim they’ve been defrauded and are suing the developer, Peter Knobel, and his Colorado regional center. The investors say the loan was “rigged” so that...

‘It all comes down to greed’: Ex-White House aide and partner guilty of EB-5 fraud in post-Katrina New Orleans

Posted by EB5Admin on September 12, 2019

A top military aide to three former U.S. presidents and his partner have been found guilty of defrauding 31 EB-5 investors in what was supposed to be a post-Katrina recovery project in New Orleans. The pair misappropriated investor capital and...

200 Asian investors victims of California’s largest EB-5 fraud ever?

Posted by EB5Admin on September 12, 2019

A prominent Oakland businessman and two others are accused of committing a massive EB-5 fraud that could be the largest of its kind in state history. The trio took in $110 million from over 200 investors, and promised to create...

We’ve got USCIS EB-5 questions — September 9th, do they have answers?

Posted by EB5Admin on August 22, 2019

EB5 expert Suzanne Lazicki has drafted an article regarding the upcoming USCIS EB-5 listening session, September 9. Making astute observations about processing, regulations and more, she asks some excellent questions. For example, is the significant drop in efficiency in FY...

Why a socially liberal billionaire holds a fundraiser for Trump — to ensure EB-5 continues

Posted by EB5Admin on August 22, 2019

Billionaire Stephen Ross is getting a lot of flack for his Trump fundraiser. Socially progressive clients of his health club chain are quitting in droves over his perceived support for the president. So why is Ross doing it? A Wall...

Grassley’s reaction to new EB-5 rule; how he & Kushners were factors

Posted by EB5Admin on August 1, 2019

Iowa senator Chuck Grassley opposed EB-5’s “corruption” for years. He applauds Trump for the new rules and says now “interest groups won’t be able to draw the maps to benefit themselves anymore.” A former DHS official says of senator’s influence:...

New EB-5 priority date retention explained & who it helps most

Posted by EB5Admin on August 1, 2019

EB-5 expert Suzanne Lazicki analyses what the new rule’s priority date retention means for certain investors. It may now be a boon to many investors who cannot opt for redeployment and may lose their chance for a Green Card due...

USCIS Publication of EB-5 Regulation: Investors Advised to File within 120 Days

Posted by EB5Admin on July 23, 2019

On July 24, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will publish its long-awaited regulation known as the “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization”. As discussed below, the new regulation will become mandatory for all I-526 investors as well as I-924...

EB-5 Immigrants with managerial skills give the U.S. a competitive advantage over China

Posted by EB5Admin on July 23, 2019

A University of Southern California academic makes a compelling case that EB-5 visas attract the kind of immigrants the U.S. needs for a competitive advantage in the battle with China for international economic dominance. While the trade war with China...

  
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