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The Art of Presenting your EB-5 Petition

Posted by Shahzad Ahmed on February 5, 2018

Since EB-5 petitioners invest a great deal of wait-time and wealth into their petitions, it is crucial to make an optimal presentation to the USCIS in the investors’ cases. EB-5 petitions possess a complex business component. Yet most USCIS adjudicators do not themselves have a business background. Thus, the investor must present the evidence in a way that the immigration officer is able to comprehend it.

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EB-5 Visa Backlog

Posted by Yazen Abdin on January 10, 2018

Since its inception in 1990, not much has changed with the EB-5 program. For example, the investment amount has remained $500,000 (for Targeted Employment Areas) and $1,000,000 respectively. Equally as notable, the number of visas issued every year has remained at 10,000. This number includes the principal investor and family (i.e. spouse and children under 21 are part of the 10,000 visa cap).

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Strengthening Your EB-5 Petition

Posted by Shahzad Ahmed on December 12, 2017

The EB-5 program was designed to stimulate the economy via foreign investment. However, despite the benefit to the economy, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) does not roll out the red carpet to these investors. Rather USCIS scrutinizes these petitions heavily, and so it is vital to prepare your EB-5 petition thoroughly and carefully.

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