Comment: Largest EB5 Regional Center In History Approved
The largest ever Regional Center in the history of the EB-5 program was approved by USCIS yesterday - see press release. Immigration Daily has learned that the amount of EB-5 capital raise for this project is many multiples larger than the largest hitherto approved. We believe that this is a watershed moment for the EB-5 program, and that capital raising thru EB-5 will be a completely new ball game going forward, partly because of the huge size of this Regional Center, and partly because with this size comes a sensitivity to compliance that is unprecedented in EB-5 history. Every player in the EB-5 space will have to adjust to this mega new entrant to the market. Immigration Daily will keep you on top of developments, stay tuned. Share your thoughts by writing to

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Focus: Final Deadline for The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. The Discussion Leader will be Cletus Weber and speakers include Michele Buchanan, Elizabeth Peng, Matt Gordon, Tina Lee, Joseph C. McCarthy, Angelo Paperelli, Nenad Radu, Reid Thomas, Sam Udani, and Edward Villanueva.

The curriculum is as follows:


  • Corporate and Securities Law in EB-5
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
  • Structuring the Deal in Project Financing
  • Developing the 924 Application
  • Lunch
  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
  • Funds Administration
  • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Finding Investors in China
  • Finding Investors Other Than China

For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here.
For the fax form, see here.

Don't delay, act today! The Final Deadline is October 15th!

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