[Q] How many examiners at CSC work on adjudicating EB-5 related applications?
According to USCIS, there are 10 examiners who work solely on EB-5 related applications, such as I-526, I-526-based I-485s, I-829s and finally Request/Proposal to receive Regional Center designation to carry on business as a regional center. Actually, that's not that many given the fact that delays will in real world make it very hard to start bona-fide EB-5 projects.
Even though the filing fees for EB-5 related applications are relatively high, the filing fees received from EB-5 cases do not go directly towards improving the operation and adjudications of EB-5 related cases. We really feel that a faster processing would have a great effect of encouraging more EB-5 cases to be filed even during this tough economic times.