Immigration quota

There is a limit to the number of visas that are granted. Different factors dictate these quotas, such as the country of residence of the applicant and the visa they are applying for. Petitions for family members can be impacted by the type of relationship they have to the US citizen or legal resident in question. There are 10,000 visas approved annually for EB-5 applicants. This quota has not been met by any nationality other than those from mainland China. When a quota has been reached a designated cut off point is applied. Up to June 2017, the only group of applicants that have triggered this cut-off in the EB-5 visa category were applicants born on mainland China. That date was the 8th of June 2014.

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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 December, and continues to work with international families that want to explore alternative residency options.

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