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USCIS Policy Manual updates provide EB-5 help and signal improved U.S. immigration outlook

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

From the EB-5 Investors site

Officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced new policy changes June 9, which can help EB-5 applicants and overall signal a more positive outlook on the future of legal immigration into the United States under a Biden administration.

The recent announcement was to explain updates to the agency’s Policy Manual about the following: additional clarification on the criteria and circumstances for expedited processing; more guidance on requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs); and an increase in the validity period for initial and renewal employment authorization documents (EADs) for some noncitizens who have pending adjustment-of-status applications.

Bernard Wolfsdorf, managing partner of Santa Monica, Calif.-based WF Immigration, said he saw the USCIS announcement as a “dramatic change in attitude that is critically and urgently needed.”

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