Department of State Releases January 2016 Visa Bulletin

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Kathryn N. Karam

The Department of State released the January 2016 Visa Bulletin. EB-3 China (July 1, 2012) is still ahead of EB-2 China (February 1, 2012). Visa numbers are not available in the Certain Religious Workers (EB-4) and EB-5 Regional Center classes for China. The unavailability of EB-5 Regional Center visa numbers reflects the expiration of the EB-5 Pilot Program on December 11, 2015. If Congress acts to extend these Programs, the cut-off dates for the EB-5 Regional Center class would immediately become "Current" for all countries except China, which would be subject to a January 8, 2014 cut-off date.

AIC Immigration Policy Center EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The American Immigration Council's Immigration Policy Center has published a report on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Employment Creation program and the contributions of EB-5 investors to the U.S. economy. Among other points, the report notes that EB-5 investors have contributed over $2.65 billion to the U.S. economy, supported 33,347 jobs, and paid over $346,000.00 in Federal taxes.

CSC Updates EB-5 Processing Times

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The USCIS California Service Center (CSC), which processes EB-5 Immigrant Investor Petitions, has released processing times:

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