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A rising concern among EB-5 investors recently has been the increasing processing times for I-526 and I-829 petitions. According to the October 2016 Visa Bulletin, all EB-5 filing applications are current, with the exception of China....

Franchises are a part of our everyday life. We have all gotten a cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts in the morning, booked a room at a Marriott hotel for our vacation, or grabbed a quick lunch from McDonald’s....

Our last blog discussed the fraud rate of the EB-5 Program and concluded that despite a small number of high profile reports, the EB-5 program has been a net positive to the U.S. economy and local communities around the country....

Created by the United States government in an effort to attract foreign investment and boost economic growth and creation of jobs in the 1990’s, the EB-5 Visa Program only gained visibility and importance around the world  in the last few years....

EB-5 Program Update:

The EB-5 Program has lapsed. The US Congress is discussing the legislation that authorizes the program while USCIS reviews the regulations and policies for filing. Because of the recent court ruling that reversed the 2019 Modernization regulations, the investment level has shifted temporarily from $900,000 back to $500,000.

If the program is reauthorized before the regulations are updated, there may be another window of opportunity to file at $500,000.

LCR expects the program to be reauthorized in February 2022, and continues to work with international families that want to explore alternative residency options.

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