Why are the I-485 processing times for EB-5 so long? - EB5Investors.com

Why are the I-485 processing times for EB-5 so long?

Is it true that the EB-5 related I-485s always get transferred to the California service center? If yes, why is that the case? CSC has the longest processing times for I-485, at least 4years. Is it intentional?

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Raymond Lahoud

Raymond Lahoud

Immigration Attorneys
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Processing times are long given the number of petitions, lack of resources at the agency, and the like.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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They are ridiculous but also not very accurate as we are seeing approvals much sooner.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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It is possible the lengthy waiting lines for adjustment are part of the prior efforts of the administration to make it more difficult to become a resident. We are filing mandamus actions and the courts are highly sympathetic to these artificial delays.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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As of April 2021, CSC processing times for I-485 applications have a wide range, between 12 and 70.5 months, with the majority of applications adjudicated at the lower end of the time range.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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Hangover from Trump days.

Stephen Berman

Stephen Berman

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, it is intentional. It is because EB-5 is not a very popular program and DHS just does not like it very much. In addition, it takes a great deal of their time to adjudicate such applications, so other matters take a higher priority. Many may argue that they should give EB-5 high priority. You should make such arguments to your Congressmen.

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