On May 30, 2013, the USCIS released the EB-5 Policy Memorandum. As stated by the USCIS: “the purpose of this memorandum (PM) is to build upon prior policy guidance for adjudicating EB-5 applicants and petitions. Prior to policy guidance, to the extent it does not conflict with this PM, remains valid unless and until rescinded.” … Read moreEB-5 Policy Memorandum
Relying on bond funds for steady returns has worked out well, until recently. U.S. bond investors have enjoyed a long bull market that started in the early 1980s, when interest rates were as high as 17 percent. Interest rates and bond prices move in opposite directions. As rates fell from their 1980s peak, bond prices rose, … Read moreThe outlook for bonds: TSP F Fund and G Fund
I’m new to the EB-5 world. What I’m seeing here almost makes me want to run screaming back to my old world, where I practiced corporate and securities law (including at the SEC) for 30 years. How are you getting away with violating the securities laws? I’m seeing violations of Section 5 of the Securities … Read morePublicity and EB-5 Offerings: What on Earth Are You People Doing?
Those of us who were investing during the dot.com bubble probably remember Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Alan Greenspan’s “irrational exuberance” speech in December 1996: Lower risk premiums imply higher prices of stocks and other earning assets. We can see that in the inverse relationship exhibited by price/earnings ratios and the rate of inflation in the … Read moreHere we go again: Irrational Exuberance
Joseph Whalen urges caution and study before jumping on a particular policy change. Even though the USCIS will allow for certain issues to be altered without the demand for an I-924 Amendment, you must be sure you are clean on which is which. “Make sure to reconcile the Policy with the controlling statues and regulations.” … Read moreMore Cautions About New EB-5 Policy Changes
According to Suzanne Lazicki, the EB-5 Adjudications Policy Memorandum “has some nice clarifications on issues like escrow outside the US and bridge financing, keeps a few of the mysterious provisions from the previous version, and drops one major bomb regarding the nature of Regional Centers.” Please follow and like us:
The USCIS has issued the final EB-5 Adjudications Policy memorandum on uscis.gov. The memo emphasizes the importance of flexibility and has renewed confidence in the EB-5 program. Dawn Lurie does an excellent job sharing the highlights of the memorandum. The EB-5 Adjudications Policy memorandum acknowledges that the adjudication of EB-5 petitions and applicants is based on … Read morePerspectives on New EB-5 Policy Memo: Promise and Possibility