As the estimated wait time for mainland Chinese-born investors now stretches toward 10 years due to retrogression, USCIS has reaffirmed its requirement that EB-5 funds be maintained “at risk” for the full period of visa adjudication. The resulting need for a flexible and compliant reinvestment solution after the initial development project is finished — otherwise known as “redeployment” — has perplexed and challenged industry players, and the June 2017 update to USCIS’s Policy Manual tried (with limited success) to clarify the matter.

In this week’s featured article, “Redeployment in the Wake of the June 2017 Update to the USCIS Policy Manual,” EB-5 securities attorney and NES Financial Medallion Partner Osvaldo Torres examines the new Policy Manual language. He explains what USCIS’s stance likely means for investors who find themselves in the precarious position of a prolonged “sustainment period,” and he points to questions that remain unanswered.

Ultimately, redeployment may be a viable way to maintain EB-5 investor funds “at risk” in light of the ever-increasing visa backlog. But it is a risky solution.

Read the article: “Redeployment in the Wake of the June 2017 Update to the USCIS Policy Manual

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Greystone, Capital United and NES Financial Launch EB-5 Redeployment Vehicle to Help Investors with EB-5 Funds at Risk

NES Financial has partnered with Greystone and Capital United to create an EB-5 Redeployment Program, representing industry best practices for security, transparency and compliance in this challenging new area.

Designed to balance the needs of investors and NCEs (New Commercial Enterprises) with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program “at-risk” requirements and SEC regulations, this groundbreaking end-to-end redeployment solution allows NCEs to reinvest funds securely and in compliance with government requirements.


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