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How should EB-5 applicants from Hong Kong use the priority date, same as China?

Since President Trump announced Hong Kong is not treated as a special region in July 2020, is an existing Hong Kong applicant using the same priority date as China, which is Aug. 15, 2015, even if the applicant got approved before this announcement? Has anything else changed now with Biden as president?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    While not final it appears the State Department has not taken away special allocation of visas separate for Hong Kong from China.

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    Kristal Ozmun

    Immigration Attorney
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    Hong Kong is still separate from mainland China for purposes of charge-ability and visa issuance. President Trump''s proclamation did not change this fact.