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USCIS issues new guidance regarding deployment of capital for EB-5 visas

  1. Date Announced

    July 24, 2020

    USCIS issues new guidance in its manual explaining the deployment of capital requirement for EB-5 visas. This guidance builds on a June 14, 2017 Policy Manual update to clarify the requirements for deployment of capital. [ID #1027]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 24, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 2, 2021

    On March 2, 2021, a number of businesses that work with foreign investors seeking visas through the EB-5 program sued the federal government in D.C. federal court to block this policy. The plaintiffs allege that the policy is unlawful, arbitrary & capricious, and should have gone through notice and comment. The case is Civitas Massachusetts et al. v. Mayorkas, No. 21-cv-10344 (D.D.C. March 2, 2021).


    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Civitas Massachusetts et al. v. Mayorkas_Complaint
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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Subsequent Action

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