In this issue of EB5 Investors Magazine, we bring you an exclusive interview with Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security. Director Rodriguez explains the steps USCIS is taking to improve the EB-5 application processing and adjudication, as well as emphasizing the EB-5 program’s unprecedented growth in recent years, and affirming its wide, bipartisan support.
As the director of USCIS, Leon Rodriguez oversees all immigration into the United States, including the Immigrant Investor Program headed by Nicholas Colucci. This is a rare, exclusive opportunity to hear from Director Rodriguez about issues that directly impact all EB-5 stakeholders.
We must continue working for future EB-5 Regional Center Program reforms, including improvements to key issues like the EB-5 visa backlog.
In this issue, Matthew Khalili’s article outlines the human element of EB-5 for Chinese investors. A timely reminder of the importance of addressing the backlog, his article is also a refreshing reminder of what makes our industry so rewarding: helping real people achieve their life goals.
Looking to EB-5’s emerging markets, Natalia Polukhtin offers practical tips on documenting source of funds issues for Russian EB-5 applicants. Edward Smith discusses EB-5 and the Immigrant Growth Machine, which is a timely article in this election year when immigration is on the tip of all tongues.
Mark your calendars for January 13-14, 2017. EB5 Investors Magazine will host its Fourth Annual Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. You will not want to miss up-to-date policy discussions and the latest information regarding EB-5 program reforms – likely to come before Congress in January. I look forward to seeing you there.