Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

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EB-5 Regulation to Substantially Increase the Minimum Investment Amount Moves Forward

Recent news out of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) suggests that an increase to the EB-5 minimum investment amount may come in the next few months. OMB recently moved a regulation that would increase the minimum investment amount to the review stage, the last stage before the rule will be finalized, published and… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5? Part 3: Changes to EB-5 Requirements and General Trends

Over the past few weeks, I have been posting thoughts on the key EB-5 developments of 2018. We’ve covered changes to the Regional Center Program, as well as the shifts in wait times and utilization that the program has seen recently. Today I’ll be closing out our 2018 review series by discussing the changes that… Read More

New Information on I-829 Receipts and Impacts of the Government Shutdown

Information Regarding I-829 Receipts In order to file for the removal of conditions on their permanent resident status, investors must complete the I-829 Form. It will only be approved if an EB-5 investor can prove that 10 jobs were created and the investment was maintained at risk. The USCIS will issue a receipt once the… Read More

Full Senate Considers Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; House Approval Uncertain

The full Senate is now considering the comprehensive immigration reform bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21, 2013. The committee approved an amended 
S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” by a bipartisan vote of 13-5. On June 11, 2013, the Senate voted 82-15 to consider… Read More

Justice Dept. Accuses Arizona Sheriff of Civil Rights Violations; Federal Judge Issues Ruling

Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Assistant Attorney General, sent a letter on December 15, 2011, to the Maricopa County Attorney, Bill Montgomery, accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in Arizona of engaging in a “pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing.” Meanwhile, a federal judge ruled on December 23, 2011, that Maricopa County’s deputies may not… Read More