Attorney Whitepapers

Attorney Whitepapers

Read our EB-5 whitepapers to stay on top of the newest developments around the EB-5 program. Download all our white papers below (for free).

Considerations choosing EB5 project in 900k era

Important Considerations When Choosing a Project for your Investment in the $900k Era

Co-Authored by: David Hirson, Esq. – Managing partner of David Hirson & Partners, LLP & Niral Patel, Esq. Partner at David Hirson & Partners, LLP

In light of these significant changes in the EB-5 program, it’s important to weigh in on several important aspects of your capital investment. Once you have decided that EB-5 is the U.S. immigration pathway for you and your family, the next important step is deciding where to invest your hard-earned money.

decoding definition of TEA in The New EB5 regulations cover

Decoding the definition of TEA in the new EB-5 Regulations

Authored By: Christian Triantaphyllis – Partner at Jackson Walker

As of November 21, 2019, USCIS eliminated a U.S. state’s ability to designate certain geographic and political subdivisions as high- unemployment areas in order to qualify as a TEA.

What is Source of Funds requirements

What is the EB-5 “Source of Funds” requirement? How does it work?

Co-Authored by: Christian Triantaphyllis – Partner at Jackson Walker & Dinesh Goel

The EB-5 regulations require investors to prove that the investment funds were “obtained through lawful means.” Read our whitepaper on the Source of Funds requirements here for a detailed overview on how it works.

Weighing differences between h1b & eb5 programs

Weighing the differences between H1B & EB5 Programs

Authored By: Rogelio Caceres

We often receive a common question during our worldwide EB5 Investor Visa Program education efforts.
Read the whitepaper about the difference between the H1B and  EB5 Programs here.

E-2 & EB-5 - Combined Strategy

E-2 & EB-5; A Combined Strategy

Authored By: Mitch Wexler, partner with Fragomen

Although the E-2 non-immigrant visa and the EB5 immigrant visa (green card) are completely different, it may make sense for some to consider a strategy that utilizes both.

Direct versus Regional Center EB-5

The EB-5 Program: Choosing Between the Direct Investment Route Vs the Regional Center Route.

Authored by: Dinesh Goel

The EB-5 Visa program is a tried-and-true method of U.S. job creation that enables foreigners to seek a green card while investing significant funds into U.S. enterprises.

A Ray of Hope for EB-5 Petitioners

A Ray of Hope for EB-5 Petitioners with I-526 Approvals – Especially from Retrogression Impacted Countries

Co-Authored by Rogelio Caceres & Rohit Kapuria: Attorney at Law – Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

The good news is that after approval there is a way you can stay in the United States with full working and travel rights, while you wait for your green card, even if your country has long waiting times.

Tired of Adjucated I-526

Tired of Waiting for Your I-526 to Be Adjudicated? Here is an option worth exploring

Co-Authored by: Rogelio Caceres, Bernie Wolfsdorf – Founder and Managing Partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP and Joseph Barnett – Partner at at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

 A petition for a writ of mandamus may be an option to force the USCIS to adjudicate an EB-5 petition that is pending for a long period of time.

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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