Operational Guidance for EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant Occupancy

From: Public Engagement [mailto:Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov]
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 2:47 PM
Subject: Operational Guidance for EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant-Occupancy

Dear Stakeholders,

In May 2012, USCIS published operational guidance on EB-5 adjudications involving the tenant-occupancy methodology which explains how USCIS policy on deference to prior EB-5 adjudications applies in the context of determinations regarding the reasonableness of an economic methodology. Since this guidance was issued, USCIS has carefully considered responses to Requests for Evidence (RFEs) as well as input from other relevant government agencies and has issued further operational guidance to govern the adjudication of these cases.  This guidance will be applied to pending cases involving the tenant-occupancy methodology, as well as cases filed on or after the date of this guidance.

For more information, please see   “Operational Guidance for EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant-Occupancy” on the USCIS.gov website http://www.uscis.gov/memoranda.

Kind Regards,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

See the following post for my comments on the new EB-5 guidance memo.

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Suzanne Lazicki is a business plan writer, EB-5 expert, and founder of Lucid Professional Writing. Contact me at suzanne@lucidtext.com (626) 660-4030.

5 Responses to Operational Guidance for EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant Occupancy

  1. Joe Whalen says:

    This is much better guidance than before and is on target. I am glad it came out, FINALLY! I have also posted it (with highlighting and comments) at: http://www.slideshare.net/BigJoe5/interim-eb5-tenantoccupancy-gm-december-2012

  2. FINALLY is the understatement, 18 month plus has been and is unacceptable!

  3. Jin Yong says:

    The delay is called “killing the EB-5 Program softly”. USCIS receives high filing fees but fails to adjudicate I-526s within 14 months? That’s shameful. USCIS should return the filing fees.

    • Your proposal sounds like a good way to kill the EB-5 program quickly 🙂 Reducing the resources available to support adjudications doesn’t seem likely to solve any problems — though I suppose individual frustrated petitioners might feel better if fees were returned.

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