Comment: Why EB-5 - You likely noticed a jump in the number of times the term 'EB-5' appeared in Immigration Daily recently. Here at ILW.COM, we try hard to ensure we are on the pulse of changes and developments in the immigration law field - changes to legislation, shifts within government agencies, and developments as they apply to immigration law practitioners. Many of the rapid changes and developments in immigration law today are in the EB-5 area.
A quick look at simple statistics bears out how quickly this program is evolving. The EB-5 program was resurrected for fiscal year 2005 and has existed in roughly its current incarnation since that time. The number of these investor visas given out each year is capped at 10,000, but USCIS has never given out even half that many; less than 3,500 were given out last year, in FY2011, for example. In the first quarter of FY2012, USCIS announced that it had issued 2,364. Extrapolating those numbers across the entire year suggests USCIS will come close to reaching the quota for the first time ever this year, nearly tripling last year's total.
Stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the latest in EB-5 news.
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