The president has agreed to temporarily re-open the Federal Government until February 15th. The president signed a three-week extension that will end the government shutdown. With EB-5 authorized for extension, there will be immediate reopening as of Monday, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will once again resume the receipt and processing of EB-5 applications.
So, what does this mean for the EB-5 Regional Center Program? As previously reported, most EB-5 operations continued during the shutdown due to the fact that USCIS is a self-funded agency in which revenue is derived from filing fees paid by immigrant investor applicants.
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