New Leadership Gives Hope for Faster EB-5 Processing Times

By John Baker, CMO LCR Capital, based on analysis by Suzanne Lazicki, EB-5 Industry Expert

One question every EB-5 applicant asks is how long will the processing take. At LCR we regularly publish white papers on the visa backlogs at the USCIS Investor Program Office (IPO) and industry events that can lead to more reasonable processing times. We’ve analyzed the delays and inefficiencies at USCIS Investor Program Office (IPO), and even reviewed current lawsuits calling for more reasonable processing times.

With a new Biden administration and a newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkis, we look again at processing times.

This white paper looks at how despite processing capacity having increased and processing demand decreased, wait times have no gone down.

Our conclusion is to note the relationship between USCIS management and productivity since throughput dropped significantly under that management of the last two years.  With a new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkis, that has experience with USCIS and drove process improvements, there is hope for significantly improved processing times.

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About The Authors


Suzanne Lacziki

Guest Author

Suzanne Lazicki
Principal at Lucid Professional Writing


Suzanne Lazicki is a business writer, EB-5 expert, and the owner of Lucid Professional Writing ( Suzanne founded Lucid Professional Writing in 2009, and started the blog the following year as a way to keep her EB-5 clients informed about industry developments. 


John Baker

Chief Marketing Officer

John Baker
Chief Marketing Officer at LCR Capital


John Baker is the Chief Marketing Officer at LCR Capital Partners. In this role he manages how the firm is positioned, lead generation, and marketing partnerships.

He has a dual-BA (French & Economics) from the University of Connecticut, spent a year at the Universite de Haute Normandie, and completed an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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