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【ARCFE News】ARCFE INVESTORS RECEIVED 5-YEARS COMBO CARDS!

Congratulations to our investors who received their I-765 Work Authorization & I-131 Advance Parole approvals with 5-years validity!

EB-5 concurrent filing is a process within the EB-5 investment immigration program that allows investors and their dependents to simultaneously submit their Form I-526E (“Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor”) and Form I-485 application along with Form I-765 and Form I-131. This streamlined approached enables investors and their dependents to legally live, study, work in the U.S., and re-enter the U.S. without having to apply for additional visas, while waiting for their I-526E petition to be approved. Concurrent filing provides a more efficient route towards obtaining a green card in the U.S.

DHS: Increase Validity Period For Adjustment Of Status EAD

On September 20th, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced another series of action to increase enforcement across the Southwest Border, with updates on the extending the validity period for EAD cards (work authorization) for Adjustment of Status (AOS) applicants. In their announcement, under the Improving Processing of Work Authorizations and Directly Communicating with Work Eligible Individuals section, DHS specifically states that:

Previously, EB-5 investors who file their I-526E petition concurrently with the AOS package (includes I-485, I-765 and I-131) are receiving EAD cards that are valid for only 1-2 years. If USCIS were unable to process their I-526E and I-485 petitions during that time, investors will need to file for renewal of their EAD cards in order to continue legally working in the U.S. Per the November 2023 Visa Bulletin published earlier this month, the EB-5 set aside categories still show CURRENT for all countries, and while the general processing expectation for I-526E is around 1-2 years, USCIS extending the validity of EAD card is still a positive news. For countries that are more prone to backlog like China or India, investors who file later and could potentially experiencing backlog will be able to save time, money and effort in applying for renewal.

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