On Monday, October 30, 2023, the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman’s Office and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) held a joint webinar addressing topics related to the EB-5 Program. Specifically, the engagement was meant to address recent Policy Manual updates and other clarified guidance that was published by USCIS in recent weeks.
If you missed the webinar or need to go back to re-listen, IIUSA is providing a recording which is available to anyone through our EB-5 Education Library. The recording is free to access, but you must login or create an account to access it. Additional materials including a summary of the webinar and the Q&A will be posted to the “course” in the Education Library when they become available from the CIS Ombudsman’s Office.
The webinar addressed the following topics:
- Sustainment of investment
- Form filings (I-956G)
- Treatment of investors tied to terminated regional centers
Gary Merson from the Ombudsman’s Office moderated the presentation with Alissa Emmel, Chief of the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO). The acting CIS Ombudsman, Nathan Stiefel, also made short remarks.