What would an extended ban mean for EB-5 processing?

  • Posted on April 23, 2020 | Updated on April 24, 2020 | 5 min read

While obviously negative for other types of immigration, could an extended ban open up more USCIS capacity for processing EB-5 applicants? Immigration lawyer Matt Galati says divining the motives of the Trump administration and predicting the future impact of the ban are difficult.

But he does see the potential for increased EB-5 processing in the event of a longer ban: “Once consular offices reopen, these foreign posts should have an increased capacity to schedule interviews and adjudicate EB-5 immigrant visas because their family- and employment-based immigrant visa workload will have largely fallen off.”