Actualizacion de las Politicas de USCIS

USCIS está actualizando las guías de políticas en el Manual de Políticas de USCIS para eliminar las referencias a Información Biográfica (Formulario G-325A). USCIS antes requería que aquellas personas que solicitaban ciertos beneficios de inmigración presentaran el Formulario G-325A junto con su solicitud o petición. USCIS ahora ha incorporado todas versiones del Formulario G-325A dentro de los formularios de USCIS que anteriormente lo requerían por separado. Ahora el Formulario G-325A solo se utiliza para peticiones de acción diferida para ciertos reclutas y familiares designados de cierto personal militar, veteranos, y reclutas. Por lo tanto, USCIS cambió el nombre de dicho formulario a “Formulario G-325A, Información Biográfica (para Acción Diferida)”. La guía actualizada en las Partes A, F, L, M, y O del Volumen 7: Ajuste de Estatus del Manual de Políticas elimina todas las referencias al Formulario G-325A.

Los interesados pueden revisar y enviar sus comentarios sobre la guía de políticas revisada hasta el 7 de noviembre de 2018. Por favor, visite el Alerta de Políticas para más información acerca de esta actualización.

Viste la página Comentario al Manual de Políticas para más información acerca de las revisiones y envío de comentarios de los grupos interesados.

EB-5 Policy Changes Update

Final Rule Announcement Expected November 2018

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has published its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which contains updated timetables for two proposed EB-5 regulations and advance notice of a third. The regulation of greatest concern is RIN: 1615-AC07, “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization.”

This regulation has moved into the final rule stage and is expected to be published in November 2018, becoming effective soon thereafter.

Significance of EB-5 Program Modernization Final Rule

If made final in November, the proposed rule could go into effect by the end of 2018. Petitions filed before the effective date of the final rule are expected to qualify under current policy, but once the final rule goes into effect, petitions will be subject to any changes to the EB-5 Program.

Anticipated Program Changes

The exact EB-5 policy changes made by this rule will not be known until a final rule is published, but the rule as drafted in the notice of proposed rulemaking included the following primary changes:

  1. An increase to the minimum investment threshold: from $1,000,000 to $1,800,000 for standard investments and from $500,000 to $1,350,000 for investments in targeted employment areas (TEAs)
  2. A shift in TEA designation authority from individual states to the Department of Homeland Security
  3. A refined definition of “targeted employment area” to include metropolitan statistical areas, counties, cities, single census tracts, and limited groups of census tracts experiencing high unemployment rates
  4. Under certain circumstances, the ability for investors with approved I-526 Petitions to keep their priority dates while filing new I-526 Petitions
  5. The ability for spouses and children of petitioners to file I-829 Petitions even if they are not named on the investor’s petition

Significance of Final Rule Modification

If made final in November, the proposed rule could go into effect by the end of 2018. Petitions filed before the effective date of the final rule are expected to qualify under current policy, but once the final rule goes into effect, petitions will be subject to any changes to the EB-5 Program.

(Information from EB-5 Affiliate Network update)