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[Q] Why is it important that I-526 petitions be adjudicated in a prompt manner?


One reason is that only after I-526 petition approval, can EB-5 investor proceed with either IV processing or I-485 adjustment. Second reason is that unless I-526s are approved, the investors' moneys deposited in the designated escrow cannot be released to the Limited Partnerships acting as a New Commercial Enterprise (the "NCE") for EB-5 projects. This means the release of the funds will be delayed, causing sometimes insurmountable problems. The EB-5 projects, involved with real projects in a real world, with real commercial constraints, cannot afford to keep waiting for a portion of their project financing.

Many investors think that there is an ulterior reason(s) for RCs wanting the moneys released as soon as possible, but this just is not so. RCs or principals of any EB-5 projects want I-526 approved, just as much as the investors, but for somewhat different but related reasons.