Original Date AnnouncedJuly 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]USCIS policy alert re deployment of capital requirement for EB-5
Effective DateJuly 24, 2020
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
March 2, 2021
Civitas Massachusetts et al. v. Mayorkas_Complaint
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.**