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What privacy rights do EB-5 investors have?

When I invest through a regional center, is my family and my personal information available to the other investors in the project? Are the records of who has immigrated through the EB-5 program made available to the public?

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your records are not made available to the public and most likely the regional center does not share information with other investors in the project (other than maybe your name).

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Family and personal information is not available; however, the names of who the other EB-5 investors are in a particular project is available to you when you file your I-526 petition. Your information is not available to the general public.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your personal information should not be shared with other investors in the regional center nor is it made available to the public by USCIS.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    The government is not allowed to publish any names and addresses of the immigrants to the public. While the statistics of how many EB-5 investors have received benefits and how many applications were received and adjudicated, private information such as names and addresses, etc. is protected by the Privacy Act as well as the Freedom of Information Act.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, information as to whom the other investors are is available to all investors. I would discuss this with the regional center and see if they can protect your confidentially. However, there is no public record of who the investors are.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Typically, both the investor's attorney and the regional center are supposed to closely guard the investor's privacy. There is no requirement for any investor's record to be made public.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 investor has a great deal of privacy. Your personal information is not available to other investors in the project nor are the records of those who have immigrated through the EB-5 program made available to the public.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Under the Privacy Act, generally applications that you file with the U.S. government are not available to the public.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Other investors should not be able to obtain information about your investment, nor is there any way I can think of for a member of the public to obtain it. However, the regional center, attorneys, and others who may be involved in the management and tracking of investments may have access to some of your investment information and personal data. Each regional center will have their own methods of tracking and recordkeeping, but any regional center worth doing business with should be able to discuss these matters with you to ensure your comfort.

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