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[Q] I am currently in the removal proceedings. Can I proceed under EB-5 Regional Center Program in future?
[Q] I am currently in the removal proceedings. Can I proceed under EB-5 Program later on and obtain permanent resident status?
Being in a removal proceedings may deprive you of any future benefits of doing EB-5. Whenever you are in a removal proceedings and you wish to proceed under EB-5, you should promptly consult a qualified U.S. immigration attorney to evaluate the nature of the removal proceedings and how you can terminate the removal proceedings so you can still proceed to do EB-5 Program.
This section will examine other types of visas (immigrant and non-immigrant) which might be valid options to pursuing an EB-5 Regional Center case.
* Latest unofficial talk as of Sep 13, 2012: I-526s for some projects are getting approved in 3 or 4 months, while I-526s for some projects appear to be pending over 1 year.
You can check the latest processing times for I-526, I-485 and I-829 by clicking "Service Processing Dates" for CSC.
That's just too long. I-526 adjudication time has to get down under 3 months to be fair to RC operators and EB-5 investors.
Relevant sections of the Immigration & Naturalization Act is set below in its entirety. Section 203(b)(5)(A) and (B)(i) were amended by section 11036(a)(1) and (2) of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Public Law 107-273, dated November 2, 2002. Also, statute governing the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (Regional Centers) appear below. In addition, INA 216A governing I-829 conditions removal procedure appears below.
Note that some files can be accessed by only Administrator for our own internal research usage.
For an overview of the EB-5 law and program, go to: www.eb-5center.com/overview
First congratulations. Light a cigar, have a cup of wine (or cup of coffee if you don't drink wine) and celebrate the moment. It's been several years after you and your family members became conditional permanent residents. You are happy to receive the news (probably from your U.S. immigration attorney) that you and your I-829 condition removal application was approved.
When does CPR status deemed to be acquired? If you are doing "consular processing", it starts from the date of entry into the U.S. with Immigrant Visas from the American Embassy. If you are filing I-485, the CPR status is deemed to commence from the approval date of your I-485 application for conditional permanent residence status.
Assuming I-526 petition has been approved, Investor and dependent family members need to take either "consular processing" at the American Embassy located in the country of residence, or file I-485 adjustment application for conditional green cards. The choice depends on several factors, and the more one thinks about the pros and cons of each type of procedure, the more complex it becomes.
What is the I-526 petition?
News on particular EB-5 Programs and Projects will be uploaded here.
This section contains news on EB-5 law and new developments, etc.
In this section, various articles or proposals explaining possible improvements that need to be made to various aspects of EB-5 Program.
EB-5-related issues for Project Companies, EB-5 clients, Regional Centers and wanna-be Regional Centers
For an overview of the EB-5 law and Program, go to: www.eb-5center.com/overview, which should be read before getting into more detailed information or issues.
Here, various EB-5 issues as they develop will be examined in detail. Most people do not realize that new EB-5 issues crop up constantly, mainly because the EB-5 law is still a developing field and the statutes and regulations do not cover specific issues; and we believe some of the important issues that will come up will be of first impression even to USCIS.
We attempted to divide and group the articles that are relevant into the following categories:
1) "Existing/Potential EB-5 Clients";
2) "Existing/Wanna-Be Regional Centers"; and
By titling this section "Easy as EB-5" (a catchy phrase we might add), we by no means intend to imply that the EB-5 law and procedures are "easy as eating a pie". The title of "Easy as EB-5" is meant to suggest instead that learning about EB-5 law does not have to be that difficult and can even be enjoyable (well, not enjoyable, but at least, somewhat interesting).
If you are a potential EB-5 investor and wish to process either a regional center-based or direct investment EB-5 case, you have come to the right place. We recommend you review carefully the "Know's & Do's" for potential EB-5 investors located at: www.eb-5center.com/taxonomy/term/16 before contacting our immigration law office via an email at: www.eb-5center.com/contact
In our experience, potential EB-5 investors are concerned mostly with the following questions, but if they have to sacrifice one, they will sacrifice the number 3.
1. Will I get conditional and permanent green cards?
2. Will I get back my initial investment amount?
3. Will I receive a decent profit?