On June 30, USCIS released its Annual Report 2017 to Congress on matters relating to its mission – “aiding applicants and sponsors applying for immigration benefits and identifying trends and ongoing problems in the administration of identifying trends and ongoing problems in the administration of our immigration system and, where possible, making recommendations on how to solve those problems.”
Specific to EB-5, USCIS identified the following Ongoing Concerns
Short-Term Regional Center Reauthorizations. Legislative efforts to reform the EB-5 program have stalled over numerous issues, including the methodology for determining TEAs, the two-tiered investment framework, and effective dates for any new provisions. In the meantime, Congress has reauthorized the Regional Center program in a series of short-term extensions.
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