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What is happening with my pending I-526 form through an EB-5 Regional Center?

In November 2019, USCIS confirmed it received my Form I-526. It''s through a Regional Center. it''s been more than 1 and a half years waiting outside the US. What is my application status now after the lapsed authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program? What should I do?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Nothing will happen with your case because the Regional Center program lapsed.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Not much you can do except wait for processing times to catch up and re-authorization by Congress.

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    F Oliver Yang

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is still pending. USCIS will continue its adjudication after the Regional Center program is re-authorized. I-526 is now taking years to adjudicate according to published USCIS processing time. Litigation is probably the only effective way to get a result sooner.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
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    All Regional Center I-526s are officially on hold until the program is reauthorized.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most applications take at least 2 years to adjudicate. Presently, we are waiting for reauthorization, so this will likely be another 1-2 months since I do not expect to see reauthorization until October 1. We have had 30 reauthorizations since 1993, so we simply have to wait until we get the next one.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    It''s pending. Nothing you can do about it now; the program must be reauthorized before USCIS will take action on it.