New EB-5 Bill Introduced
On June 3rd, Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced S.1501 (American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of 2015). This newly introduced EB-5 bill, co-sponsored by two influential senators, appears to currently have the strongest chance of passage.
EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement
On June 4th, the USCIS held an EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement with economists. The engagement specifically focused on the types of expenses that may or may not be includable in an input/output model, when such a model is presented with a Form I-924 actual and exemplar project filing, as well as Form I-526 petitions. Click here to view the officially released USCIS talking points from the EB-5 interactive series.
New USCIS EB-5 Support Website
On June 24th, the USCIS updated their EB-5 support page to include the following information:
- General Inquiries: USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov
- Stakeholder Engagement Inquiries: IPOStakeholderEngagement@uscis.dhs.gov
- Check your Case Status Online: https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do
- Send a Case-Specific Inquiry: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/Intro.do
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