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USCIS rescinds tenant occupancy methodology for EB-5 visas

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 15, 2018

    USCIS issues a policy alert indicating that it will no longer accept the tenant-occupancy methodology for estimating the economic effect of a foreign national's investment. The methodology had previously been allowed under the USCIS policy manual to determine whether a foreign national had created enough jobs to qualify for an EB-5 visa. [ID #512]

    USCIS Policy Alert (PA-2018-03): Rescission of Guidance Regarding Tenant-Occupancy Methodology
  2. Effective Date

    May 15, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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