In a message to stakeholders, USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas has announced that USCIS will be creating a new office to oversee its administration of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program. He has indicated that the creation of a dedicated program office is aimed towards ensuring that the EB-5 program is appropriately resourced and managed under a single leadership structure.
The new office will be led by a new Chief of Immigrant Investor Programs, who will have significant experience in the business world and will assume responsibility for ensuring that the program is administered efficiently, with integrity, with predictability, and with an understanding of today’s business realities.
He further announced that two full-time attorneys with substantial transactional experience will join as new additions to the USCIS EB-5 program team. By the end of July, a special Review Board will review every pending application for Regional Center designation for which a denial has been recommended, and the applicants will receive an opportunity to discuss their cases in-person before any final adverse decision is rendered.