Published: March 3, 2020

The final OZ Regulations were issued by Treasury on December 20, 2019, of which there had been many comments related to the same. On the whole, it is generally believed that the Regulations have added a lot more certainty to the process and it is hopeful that there will be an increase in Opportunity Zone involvement going forward.

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Published: February 10, 2020

Last week, USCIS issued significant Policy Guidelines concerning its stipulated attempt to address fairness concerns with coordinating I-526 petition adjudications with U.S. State Department visa allocations. In its release, USCIS announced that starting March 31, 2020, it will change the adjudication process for Form I-526 Petitions from a first-in, first-out basis to a visa availability approach.

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Published: January 21, 2020

This blog shall provide a brief summary of the status of the pending lawsuit related to the New Regulations issued by USCIS and effective November 21, 2019, as well as a status report on pending legislation.

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Published: December 23, 2019

For the past 4 weeks, the EB-5 industry has been anxiously awaiting the status of the pending complaint filed in the United States District Court in the District of Columbia by a Florida regional center against USCIS and other related parties in order to block the enforceability of the New Regulations published by USCIS that became effective November 21, 2019 (the "New Regulations").

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Published: December 20, 2019

On December 6, 2019, the Treasury announced that the final regulations had been issued and sent to OMB for approval. On December 19, 2019, the final regulations package, totaling over 500 pages, was officially published. Separate blogs will be posted after we digest the contents of the final regulations.

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Published: December 3, 2019

Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr LLP has been extremely active in navigating the current status of the EB5 industry and determining what courses of action need to be taken given the existence of the new regulations ("New Regulations" or "REGS"), the possibility of the pending legislation being adapted, and the recently-filed temporary restraining complaint against USCIS and related parties in order to invalidate the REGS.

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Published: October 3, 2019

On September 27, 2019, Francis Suarez, the Mayor of Miami, sponsored an OZ Expo conference for the City of Miami.  Prior to the conference, one of our clients hosted a lunch for the dignitaries who attended the conference that included Secretary of HUD Dr.

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