The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) invites you to participate in a joint webinar with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and implementation of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA) on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
The RIA revised certain eligibility requirements for the EB-5 program and reformed the regional center program. During the webinar, staff from the CIS Ombudsman and USCIS’ Immigrant Investor Program Office will share information and seek feedback on USCIS’ recent policy guidance on changes made by the RIA and other EB-5 program updates.
During the webinar, participants will be able to submit questions and comments. The questions and comments will be reviewed and shared with USCIS to address, as appropriate, in future engagements or through other communications.
Why This Is Important
USCIS has provided additional guidance on its interpretation of changes to the EB-5 program in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) made by the RIA. USCIS published this guidance on October 11, 2023, on its EB-5 Questions and Answers (updated Oct. 2023) page.
The RIA added new protections for investors in terminated regional centers. USCIS will discuss the guidance for pre-RIA investors associated with regional centers that are terminated. Additionally, the RIA changed required investment timeframes for EB-5 investors who file for classification after the RIA went into effect. USCIS will cover these revised requirements.
Please join the webinar on Monday, October 30 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time by clicking on this Teams Live link. Registration is not required. For more information on attending a Teams event, see Microsoft’s Attend a live event in Teams page.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the webinar, please contact us by email at CISOmbudsman.email@example.com no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Live captions are available in Microsoft Teams, and you can learn more on the Use live captions in a Teams meeting page.
For more information on the EB-5 program, visit USCIS’ EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program page.