2014/12/05 -- USCIS EB-5 Stakeholders Teleconference

Nice article summarizing the teleconference:


My impression was that USCIS did adjudicate many cases but still has not made a significant dent in pending cases. I remember hearing the adjudication time is around 14.5 months on the average for I-526s and around 7 months for I-829s. This is just too long and goes against many promises made by USCIS to shorten the adjudication times of I-526s and I-829s. I wonder what is the waiting time for I-526s with exemplar pre-approval? USCIS should be adjudicating these within 2 or 3 months.

Instead of conducting these EB-5 Stakeholders teleconferences, it might be more efficient for USCIS to just upload information on their website and also have FAQ sections containing Questions and Answers they received. USCIS almost never answers good questions during these teleconferences anyway.