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[Q] When will USCIS release guidance memos in the works on various EB-5 issues?


[Q] USCIS recently stated during June 2009 stakeholders teleconference that it is in the process of drafting and releasing several guidance memos on various important EB-5 issues. When will such guidance memos be released?

No one knows. We don't even think USCIS itself knows because they are very busy, and they need to think through very carefully before they release anything. Also, such guidance memos need to be reviewed by many USCIS officers and revised before they can be released. Based on how long USCIS took to release the first guidance memo -- the Neufeld memo of June 2009 -- we would not be surprised if it takes several years for next 3 or 4 guidance memos to be released. There is some chance that EB-5 statutes might be amended before then. :)