TheVISAGeek™ is the pen name for Ann L. Lipson, a U.S. Immigration attorney with 25+ years experience.
Ann represents and advises business and individual clients worldwide from her base in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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As an EB-5 investor with the required capital, how must you invest it? Invest means to contribute capital, as that term was defined in an earlier blog. But a contribution of capital in exchange for a note, bond, or any other debt arrangement between the new commercial enterprise and the immigrant investor does NOT constitute… read more
The EB-5 Program is based on three main elements: The immigrant’s investment of capital In a new commercial enterprise That creates jobs. In a series of blogs we will lay out what each of these three elements means for both the original EB-5 program (investment of $1 million) and the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program such… read more
USCIS re-emphasizes thoughtful and careful adjudication of applications to further the program’s purpose to promote the immigration of people who can help create jobs for U.S. workers through their investment of capital into the U.S. economy In this environment of job scarcity, USCIS has promised to focus its resources on investment/entrepreneurial visas to beef up… read more