February 21, 2017
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. USCIS has clearly stated its policy that EB-5 investment capital is required to remain “at risk” in the new commercial enterprise until each EB-5 investor’s I-829 petition is adjudicated. However, USCIS has provided no guidance on what requirements that new investment is required to meet, other than that it must meet the definition of “at risk.”
March 7, 2012
Ronald R. Fieldstone
Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone recently returned from a trip to China to promote the firm’s expertise in the Immigrant Investor Program, known as ‘EB-5,’ which seeks to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment from wealthy immigrants, while providing those immigrants a practical green card alternative.
While in China, Mr. Fieldstone was admitted as a participant and attended a meeting of the Shanghai Association of International Economic & Technological Cooperation to discuss, among other objectives, the development of strategies for evaluating and ranking regional EB-5 centers that are being promoted to Chinese immigrants, promoting the existence and purpose of the Association in the United States, and address Chinese immigration concerns. Mr. Fieldstone also served on an EB-5 professional panel that discussed compelling EB-5 issues and thereafter attended a press conference with the media and lectured on pre-immigration tax planning.