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TOP IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
ANUSREE NAIR
KLASKO IMMIGRATION LAW PARTNERS

Anusree ( Anu ) Nair is a partner at Klasko Immigration Law Partners and manages the investor division of the firm ' s EB-5 practice . She is responsible for the filing of all EB-5 petitions at the firm . Her command of investorrelated issues is recognized within the industry and she is frequently called on to review cases prepared by other firms to ensure compliance with rigorous standards of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services . Nair also leads the firm ’ s EB-1 practice , which can be a great option for those seeking a green card who face long delays in other categories .

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EB-5 REFORM AND INTEGRITY ACT OF 2022 ? investors would become eligible to file for their green cards ; when new investors would be able to file I-526 petitions ; grossly miscalculating how long it would take USCIS to create a new I-956 form and process . We ’ re still in the “ growingpains ” portion of the process and it will take some time for the industry , USCIS and DOS to get into the flow – aided , of course , by litigation .
WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY ?
For current investors , we are seeing a lot of investors having to make the decision on whether to process green cards through their EB-2 / EB-3 petitions – which has the potential to retrogress – or stick with the EB-5 process .
For legislation that was a few years in the making , it was riddled with issues . That is , basic questions of when current
SAMUEL NEWBOLD
CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI

Samuel Newbold is the chair of the Immigration Law Group at CSG and is a member of CSG ’ s Alternative Capital Group . Newbold represents regional centers , direct projects and regional center projects , as well as individual investors . Over the past decade , Newbold has successfully achieved expedited processing for numerous EB-5 projects and has served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association National EB-5 Committee . He is the founder and creator of EB-5 Proxy ; a blockchain based EB-5 fund administration platform that provides comprehensive end-to-end tracking and compliance reporting of EB-5 expenditures and job creation for fund administrators .

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EB-5 REFORM AND INTEGRITY ACT OF 2022 ?
The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act is a welcomed advancement for the EB-5 industry . The codification of integrity measures and programmatic standards adds legitimacy as well as longevity to the EB-5 program . The Act has also galvanized the EB-5 industry and has served as a rallying cry for stakeholders who aim to achieve fair and prompt regulatory action from USCIS . Though congratulations are due for those who helped promulgate this legislation , there is much work to be done to ensure that the program remains strong .
WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY ?
Marketing efforts are focused on projects that fall within the visa set asides , particularly rural and infrastructure projects . The hope is that the visa set asides will reopen markets in Asia and drive popularity to those projects . Additionally , early indications are that the advent of concurrent I-485 , I-765 and I-131 processing is another boon to the industry that should attract investors from historically lower participating countries , in particular , foreign nationals in F-1 status who have recently graduated from U . S . colleges and are in the U . S . pursuant to Optional Practical Training and cannot secure temporary work visas .
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