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The EB-5 Book 2016-2017 Edition

The EB-5 Book 2016-2017 Edition
Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder

Online EB-5 Resource Material

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This is the online EB-5 resource material for the EB-5 Book 2016-2017 edition.
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Table of Contents

  • Statutes
  • Regulations
  • Federal Court Cases
  • Administrative Law Cases
  • Forms
  • Memoranda
  • Web Links
  • Miscellaneous


  • Statutes

  • 5 U.S.C 551
  • 5 U.S.C 552
  • 5 U.S.C 553
  • 5 U.S.C 554
  • 8 U.S.C 1153(b)(5)
  • 15 U.S.C 80b-1
  • 26 U.S.C 45D
  • 26 U.S.C 861(a)(1)
  • 26 U.S.C 861(a)(2)
  • 26 U.S.C 865(a)(2)
  • 26 U.S.C 871(a)(2)
  • 26 U.S.C 871(b)
  • 26 U.S.C 875
  • 26 U.S.C 897
  • 26 U.S.C 1441
  • 26 U.S.C 1445
  • 26 U.S.C 1446
  • 26 U.S.C 7701(b)(1)
  • 26 U.S.C 7701(b)(2)
  • 26 U.S.C 7701(b)(3)
  • 26 U.S.C 7701(b)(4)
  • 26 U.S.C 7701(b)(5)
  • 26 U.S.C 7701(b)(6)
  • INA 101(b)(1)
  • INA 201(d)(1)
  • INA 202
  • INA 202(a)(2)
  • INA 203
  • INA 203(b)(5)
  • INA 203(v)(I)
  • INA 212
  • INA 274B(a)
  • Deleware Code - Title 6: 17-1101
  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Section 575
  • Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Section 206
  • Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Section 206(a)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 2(a)(1)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 2(a)(4)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 3(a)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 3(b)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 4
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 4(2)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 5
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 10(b)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 12(a)
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 13
  • Securities Act of 1933 Section 28
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 3(4)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 3(a)(4)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 6(1)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 6(4)(iii)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 15(a)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 27(b)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 30(b)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section 301(3)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section 401(4)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section 406(b)(1)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section 406(b)(2)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section 406(b)(3)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 502(c)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 502(c)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 601(b)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 601(b)(4)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 603(4)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 703(c)(3)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 801(2)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 801(3)(A)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 801(3)(B)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 801(3)(C)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 1103(a)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 1103(b)(2)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 1107(a)
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act Section Section 1107(a)


    Regulations

  • 8 CFR 103(b)(2)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(h)(1)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(j)(5)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(e)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(e)(3)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(g)(2)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(h)(2)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(j)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(j)(2)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(j)(3)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(j)(4)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(j)(5)
  • 8 CFR 204.6(m)(3)
  • 8 CFR 216.1
  • 8 CFR 216.6
  • 8 CFR 216.6(a)(1)
  • 8 CFR 216.6(a)(4)
  • 8 CFR 216.6(a)(5)
  • 8 CFR 216.6(a)(6)
  • 8 CFR 216.6(c)(1)
  • 8 CFR 216.6(d)(2)
  • 8 CFR 1003.1(b)(3)
  • 17 CFR 230.501
  • 17 CFR 230.502
  • 17 CFR 230.503
  • 17 CFR 230.504
  • 17 CFR 230.505
  • 17 CFR 230.506
  • 17 CFR 230.507
  • 17 CFR 230.508
  • 17 CFR 230.901
  • 17 CFR 230.902
  • 17 CFR 230.903
  • 17 CFR 230.904
  • 17 CFR 230.905
  • 53 Fed. Reg. 30011
  • 56 Fed. Reg. 670904
  • FINRA Rule 1060
  • FINRA Rule 2111
  • Rev. Rul. 91-32
  • Rev. Proc. 2015-40
  • SEC Rule 506
  • SEC Rule 506(c)
  • Treas. Reg. Section 301.7701(b)-7 [26 CFR 301.7701(b)-7]
  • Treas. Reg. Section 301.7701-7 [26 CFR 301.7701-7]


    Federal Court Cases

  • Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Ltd. v. Ficeto
  • Central Bank of Denver v. Interstate Bank of Denver, 511 U.S. 164 (1994)
  • Chang v. U.S., 327 F.3d 911, 928-929 (CA9 2003)
  • INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca 480 U.S. 421 (1987)
  • Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184, 197 (1964).
  • Landreth Timber Co. v. Landreth, 471 U.S. 681 (1985).
  • Ne. Gen. Corp. v. Wellington Advertising, Inc., 82 N.Y. 2d 158 (1993).
  • Marine Bank v. Weaver, 455 U.S. 551 (1982).
  • Morrison-v-National-Australia-Bank.pdf
  • SEC v. Ariel Quiros et al., (S.D. Fla. 2016 filed April 12, 2016).
  • SEC v. Kramer, No. 8:09-cv-455-T-23TBM (M.D. Fla. Apr. 1, 2011).
  • SEC v. Luca International Group, LLC, et al
  • SEC v. Path America, LLC, et al
  • SEC v. Marco A. Ramirez
  • SEC v. WJ Howey Co., 328 US 293 - Supreme Court 1946
  • Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific Atlanta, 552 U.S. 148 (2008).
  • United Housing Foundation, Inc. v Forman, 421 U.S. 837 (1975).
  • Urban Equality Now v. DHS, 378 U.S. 184, 197 (2015).


    Administrative Law Cases

  • Matter of Chawathe, 25 I&N Dec. 369, October 20, 2010
  • Matter of Ho, July 31, 1998
  • Matter of Hsiung, July 31, 1998
  • Matter of Izummmi, July 31, 1998
  • Matter of Lok, July 31, 1981
  • Matter of Soffici, June 25, 1998
  • Matter of American Life, June 13, 2016
  • Matter of Ranieri Partners, March 8, 2013
  • Matter of Ireeco, June 23, 2015


    Forms

  • Form DS-230


    Memoranda

  • ABA Task Force on Private Placement Broker-Dealers to the SEC Advisory Committee on Small Public Companies (2005)
  • Adjudication EB-5 Regional center Proposals i-526 i-829, December 11, 2009
  • Adjudicator's Field Manual, Chapter 11.1
  • Adjudicator's Field Manual, Chapter 22.4
  • Adjudicator's Field Manual, Chapter 25.2
  • Amendments Affecting Adjudication of Petitions for Alien Entrepreneur June 10, 2003
  • Brumberg, Mackey & Wall, P.L.C. No-Action Letter (May 17, 2010).
  • EB-5 Adjudicator's Policy Memoranda May 30, 2013
  • FINRA Interpretive Letter to Bob E. Lehman (August 7, 2001)
  • FINRA Interpretive Letter to Brian Sweeney (August 26, 2013)
  • Guidance Memorandum for EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant-Occupancy
  • Memo on Section 222g of the INA (IN-0004) March 3, 2000
  • Nicholas Colucci, Chief of Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO), USCIS Quarterly EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement (September 10, 2014)
  • Paul Anka, SEC No-Action Letter (July 24, 1991).
  • Questions and Answers, USCIS Quarterly EB-5 Stakeholders Meeting, June 20, 2011)
  • Revision to Adjudicator’s Field Manual Chapter 25 (AFM Update AD09-28) August 4, 2009
  • USCIS Draft Policy Memo Guidance on the Job Creation Requirement and Sustainme August 10, 2015


    Web Links

  • A Roadmap to the Use of EB-5 Capital: An Alternative Financing Tool for Commercial Real Estate Projects By Professor Jeanne Calderon, Esq. and Guest Lecturer Gary Friedland, Esq.
  • Angelo A. Paparelli, “All Checks but No Balances — The Systemic Failure to Protect EB-5 Investors”
  • Article: EB-5 TEA's: A policy Perspective. By Matthew Gordon
  • Article: Some Ideas for Resolving the Controversial Issues in the EB-5 Legislation. By H. Ronald Klasko September 16, 2015
  • Bank of China and Deutsche Bank to Lead $1.5B Hudson Yards Construction Loan
  • Brand culture and consumption:Chinese consumers and the foreign brands
  • CDFI Fund Releases Updated NMTC Program Eligibility Criteria Based Upon the 2006 2010 American Community Survey
  • CDFI: New Markets Tax Credit CDE Certification Question & Answer
  • CDFI: NMTC Census Data Transition Faqs
  • Census Bureau: Poverty
  • China's addiction to luxury goods
  • China Tax Treaty
  • Chinese developers will seek $350M in EB-5 funds to build Brickell towers. Nov 9, 2015
  • Circular of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Printing and Distributing the Detailed Rules on the Implementation of the Measures for the Administration of Individual Foreign Exchange
  • Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
  • Congress Extends EB-5 Program for One Year Without Changes By Stephen Yale-Loehr
  • Congress Set to Extend Foreign Investor Green Card Program By Eliot Brown Dec. 16, 2015"
  • Data Set: Form I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur
  • Deloitte Global Services Limited (2012) Tax Guide, (retrieved May 12, 2012).
  • Developers 1, Congress 0 as EB-5 is extended again — with no changes
  • DHS Inspector General Focusing on $500,000 Green Card Program
  • EB-5 champions in Congress show strong financial ties to real estate industry
  • EB-5 I-829 RFEs: What does USCIS Look For? By Yale-Loehr, Robert C. Divine, and Sonia Sujanani
  • EB-5 Investments Reach Record Level in Third Quarter of 2015 (last visited April 22, 2016).
  • EB-5 may be “legalized crack cocaine,” but it creates jobs: Shvo advisor
  • EB-5 Program Will be Extended Until 9/30/16 Without Reform; The Work Begins On Dec 16 2015 By Daniel B. Lundy
  • EB-5 Timing Issues: Not a Fast Track
  • EB-5 Visa Availability Projection For FY2015 And Beyond:Understanding the Chinese Visa Quota and Planning for retrogression By Bernard P. Wolfsdorf
  • Eliot Brown, Swanky New York Condo Project Exploits Aid Program, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 15, 2015,
  • Evidence of Source of Capital in Immigrant Investor Cases, a serialized four- part article by Lincoln Stone and Stephen Yale-Loehr
  • Feinstein calls for end to controversial EB-5 immigration program
  • FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-22, and the author’s checklist derived from RN 10-22 at.
  • For sale: U.S. citizenship, $500,000 to $1 million
  • Geographic Terms and Concepts - Census Tract
  • Golden1Center
  • Grassley Floor Statement on EB-5 and the Omnibus
  • Grassley Vows Continued Push to Reform EB-5 after Fixes Ignored in Omnibus Spending Bill
  • Hawala and Alternative Remittance Systems last visited April 29, 2012
  • House Judiciary Committee Hearing: Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset? (February 11, 2016) (last visited April 22, 2016)
  • How a U.S. Visa-for-Cash Plan Funds Luxury Apartment Buildings Sept. 9, 2014
  • Hudson Yards
  • Immigrant Investor Program
  • Immigrant Investor Program: Additional Actions Needed to Better Assess Fraud Risks and Report Economic Benefits
  • Immigrant Investor Visas: Emergent Trends Around the World
  • Immigrant Investor Visas: Emergent Trends Around the World by Cathrine Yen, Christian Triantaphyllis, Novemeber 4th, 2014
  • Improving the EB-5 Investor Visa Program By Audrey Singer and Camille Galdes
  • Investment Advisor Public Disclosure
  • Investor Alert: Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program
  • It’s time for the corporate visa giveaway to go away
  • Lawsuit hammers feds on visa-cash ‘gerrymander’ By Kenrick Ward Nov 12, 2015
  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics
  • Manhattan Developer Ices Plans for Central Park Luxury Condos
  • May 2015 Visa Bulletin
  • Mayor wants expansion of visa program that put Dallas on 'international stage'
  • Member Perspective: EB-5 Visas and the Chinese Waiting Line by Bernard Wolfsdorf
  • Model Rules of Prof'l Conduct R. 1.7
  • Number of I-526 Immigrant Petitions by Alien Entrepreneurs by Fiscal Year, Quarter, and Case Status 2008-2015
  • Real Estate Incentives Identified
  • SEC and FINRA Name EB-5 as a Priority in 2016, EB-5 Insights By William Mack (Jan. 22, 2016)
  • SEC HALTS $150 MILLION INVESTMENT SCHEME TO DUPE FOREIGN INVESTORS AND EXPLOIT IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
  • SEC: Assets Frozen in Alleged Immigration Scam
  • SEC: Lawyers Offered EB-5 Investments as Unregistered Brokers
  • SEC: Lawyers Offered EB-5 Investments as Unregistered Brokers
  • Secret Payments from U.S. Regional Centers to Chinese State Run EB-5 Agents Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Center for Immigration Studies By Shae Armstrong June 28, 2016
  • Senate Legislative Process
  • Shvo, Witkoff look to get $800M in EB-5 funding
  • Silverstein seeks $500M in EB-5 funding for 2 WTC
  • SkyRise Miami targets EB-5 investors for funding
  • Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Need To Reform the EB-5 Regional Center Program
  • Study: Brooklyn’s Booming Economy Outpacing City and State By Jeanine Ramirez Friday, October 23, 2015
  • Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for States and Localities By Lazaro Zamora and Theresa Cardinal Brown September 2015
  • Swanky New York Condo Project Exploits Aid Program
  • The $500,000 Green Card: Are Suspected Criminals, Spies and Terrorists Buying their way into America?
  • The BLS Data Finder
  • The dark, disturbing world of the visa-for-sale program By Peter Elkind July 24, 2014"
  • The Distortion of EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas: Time to End the Abuse
  • The EB-5 Retrogression Roadblock: Confronting the Challenges of a Chinese Visa Backlog in 2015 and Beyond By David Hirson and Cletus Weber
  • The EB-5 Trojan Horse, How an American Pay-for-Citizenship Immigration Program Poses a National Security Threat By Shae Armstrong August 2016.
  • The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed: Hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 114th Cong. 1 (2016).
  • The New Markets Tax Credit Program
  • The Realities and Implications of Chinese EB-5 Investors' Wait for Visa Numbers By Robert C. Devine January 5th, 2016
  • The Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to Immigrant Investors, EB-5 Regional Centers and their Advisors
  • UN Model Treaty
  • Upscale Dallas project cashes in on EB-5 visa program
  • USCIS Performance Analysis System (PSAS) by the Office of Performance & Quality (OPQ), Data Analysis and Reporting Branch (DARB),(last visited April 22, 2016).
  • USCIS, Number of I-526 Immigrant Petitions by Alien Entrepreneurs by Fiscal Year, Quarter, and Case Status 2008-2015
  • Visa Statistics, Reports of the Visa Office 2008-2015, Table V (Part 3), Immigrant Visas Issues and Adjustment of Status Subject to Numerical Limitations
  • What TEA Projects Might Look Like Under EB-5 2.0: Alternatives Illustrated with Maps and Data By Jeanne Calderon and Gary Friedland.
  • website of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, (last retrieved May 17, 2012).
  • Winning the Numbers Game By H. Ronald Klasko Jan 14, 2016


    Miscellaneous

  • H.R. 616 114th Cong. JANUARY 28, 2015
  • H.R. 4530 114th Cong. FEBRUARY 10, 2016
  • S. 150, 113th Cong. JANUARY 24, 2013
  • S. 744, 113th Cong. § 4806 (2013).
  • S. 1501, 114th Cong. JUNE 3, 2015
  • S. 2115, 114th Cong. OCTOBER 1, 2015
  • S. 2122, 114th Cong. OCTOBER 1, 2015
  • S. 2415, 114th Cong. DECEMBER 17, 2015.



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