How will COVID-19 impact EB-5 hotels?

  • Posted on April 16, 2020 | Updated on April 17, 2020 | 5 min read

Law firm Lawler & Lawler speaks to the pandemic’s impact on EB-5 hotel projects that have to lay off employees or delay plans. While job creation is key, USCIS recognizes “force majeure” (acts of God or nature) as a mitigating factor. One of a few scenarios the firm contemplates: a hotel was built and jobs created, then layoffs occurred; I-829 approval is likely, but I-526 approval is less so.

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