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截至2018年2月12日的EB-5状态

看起来我们可能会在美国参议院的移民辩论中经历一些运动。

EB-5项目在延期至2018年3月23日的决议(同许多其它联邦项目一起延期)通过后一直没有新进展,以后的状态仍然不确定。

然而国会将在本周提出移民改革提案,参议院多数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔(R-KY)会在2018年2月12日下午在参议院发表关于H.R.2579(更广泛美国人选项法案)的辩论。

尽管该法案主要涉及医疗保健问题,但在公开辩论期间,“该措施有望成为移民立法的工具”。

像往常一样,现在猜测会发生什么还为时尚早,尽管DACA(童年入境暂缓遣返)和其他移民问题可能会引起媒体和公众的普遍关注。

一般认为有两个潜在的领域可能会改变。第一个是EB-5投资移民签证申请者的最低投资额。第二个是区域中心项目的状态,在这个项目中,投资被集合投资一个新的商业企业,并成为数百万美元项目资金的一部分。

最低投资额的改变将影响直接投资和间接投资。对区域中心计划的改变可能会影响到已经在这个过程中的申请者。另外目标就业领域的定义很可能也会得到解决。

备受关注的DACA保护计划将于2018年3月5日结束,因此解决长期存在的大量移民问题似乎终于有了最后期限。一些观察员认为,议员们希望把整个问题一下子解决。如果不能完成,我们很可能会看到另一个综合法案,在本财政年度(2018年9月30日)结束之前,为EB-5计划提供资金。

最后一点,EB-5投资者可能会得到意想不到的实惠。如果国会取消多元化签证计划并保持相同的签证总数,将多出5万的签证配额。其中一些可能会被分配给EB-5投资者。

无论做出何种改变——如果有任何改变——将在总统签署成为法律后的60至90天内生效。

尽管结果仍不明朗,但美国和外国投资者对某些决议有合理的预期。

像往常一样,我们欢迎您加入我们的LinkedIn移民讨论组,商务和移民新闻&看法 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8140530

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EB-5 Status As of February 12, 2018

It looks like we could be about to experience some movement on the immigration debate in the United States Senate.

The status of the EB-5 program remains unchanged with the passing of a continuing resolution that extends the program (along with many other federal programs) until March 23, 2018. The status of the program beyond that point remains uncertain.

However, Congress will be addressing proposed immigration reform this week as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will open debate on H.R. 2579 (Broader Options for Americans Act) on the Senate floor this afternoon (February 12, 2018).

Although the bill deals primarily with healthcare matters, “the measure is expected to be the vehicle for immigration legislation” during the period of open debate.

As usual, it is too early to speculate what might transpire, although DACA and other immigration concerns will likely hold the most general attention from the media and the public.

There are generally two potential areas considered ripe for change. The first is the minimum investment amount for EB-5 Investment Immigration Visa petitioners. The second is the status of the Regional Center Program in which investments are aggregated into a single fund as a new commercial enterprise and become part of the funding stack for multi-million-dollar projects.

A change to the minimum investment would affect both the direct and indirect investments. Changes to the Regional Center program could affect petitioners who are already at points in the process. It is likely that the definition of Targeted Employment Areas will be addressed as well.

The highly-publicized DACA protections end on March 5, 2018, so the matter of addressing the virtual plethora of long-standing immigration issues seems, at long last, to have a deadline. Some observers believe that lawmakers want to get the entire matter resolved in one fell swoop. Should this not be accomplished, we are likely to see another omnibus bill extending funding for the EB-5 program through the end of the current fiscal year (September 30, 2018).

On a final note, there may be an unexpected boon for EB-5 investors. If Congress should eliminate the Diversity Visa program and maintain the same total number of visas, 50,000 will become available. It is possible that some of these could be allocated to EB-5 investors.

Whatever changes are made – if any – would be implemented with an effective date at least 60 to 90 days after signed into law by the President.

While the outcome remains uncertain, Americans and foreign national investors, have a reasonable expectation of some resolution.

As always, we welcome your input and discussions about immigration on our LinkedIn group: Business and Immigration News & Views https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8140530

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