Wednesday, February 18, 2015

USCIS Invitation: EB-5 Interactive Series: Requests for Evidence on Lawful Source of Funds for Investment

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [mailto:uscis@public.govdelivery.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:10 PM
Subject: USCIS Invitation: EB-5 Interactive Series: Requests for Evidence on Lawful Source of Funds for Investment, 2/26/2015


Dear Stakeholder,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in the first engagement of a new informational series, EB-5 Interactive, on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. (Eastern). The topic of discussion will be lawful source of funds used for capital investment in the EB-5 program.We will discuss common reasons why petitioners receive requests for evidence and types of evidence that are helpful to submit. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences in demonstrating lawful source of funds for capital investment.

Why This Is Important
Any assets acquired directly or indirectly by unlawful means, such as criminal activity, will not be considered capital pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act section 203(b)(5) and Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR) section 204.6(e). Additionally, per 8 CFR section 204.6(j) and Matter of Ho, 22 I&N Dec. 206 (Assoc. Comm’r 1998), a petition must demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that the petitioner’s capital was his or her own and was obtained through lawful means.

Who Should Participate
This session is open to anyone, but may be most useful to those who have submitted, or will be submitting, Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. To register for this session, please follow the steps below:
  • Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
  • Enter your email address and select “Submit”
  • Select “Subscriber Preferences”
  • Select the “Event Registration” tab
  • Provide your full name and organization
  • Complete the questions and select “Submit”
Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in this session. If you have any questions about participating, or if you do not receive a confirmation email within two business days, please email us at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.

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