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On the cover Vo l u m e 3 - N u m b e r 1 This issue examines a key piece of legislation that could change the landscape of the EB-5 industry: Representatives’ Mark Amodei and Jared Polis’ American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015. Look inside for analysis from top industry stakeholders on what permanent reauthorization will mean for the program moving forward. 4 Publisher’s Note 6 Avoiding the RFE Tangle Navigating USCIS’ Request for Further Evidence by Phil Cohen 10 Quick Sevice Restaurants and the Move to Regional Center Sponsorship by David Hirson and Nima Korpivaara 14 Non Traditional EB-5 Projects Make a Big Splash by EB5 Investors Magazine Staff 16 Why Does EB-5 Compliance Matter U.S.Job Creation and Investment of Mapping the Road to Renewal the EB-5 Regional Center Program A Legislative History of EB-5 and the Regional Center Program by Cynthia Lange by Laura Foote Reiff, Nataliya Binshteyn, and Enrique Gonzalez 44 Is an increase of the EB-5 $500,000 minimum inevitable? The Pros and Cons of Raising or Eliminating TEA Investment Limit by Mona Shah 46 EB-5 Funding and Tax Credits A Viable Alternative for the Development of Affordable Housing by Shae Armstrong 32 by Laura Foote Reiff and EB5 Investors Magazine Staff by Steven Polivy and Rogelio Carrasquillo 50 How to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Navigate through a Successful Iranian EB-5 Petition by Daniel B. Lundy 22 Identify the Bad Actors in Private Offerering Under Rule 506 by Charles Kaufman and Jor Law 26 Penning the Next Chapter of Ownership Refinancing Strategies that Preserve Value for Developer-Owners by Patrick O’Donnell 30 Sustaining the Investment and Liquidation Events by Jeff Campion 18 Practice Makes Perfect Regional Center 101 42 EB-5 Myth vs Fact Get the Story Straight About the EB-5 Program Prospects for EB-5 Legislation in the 114th Congress Standing United Behind H.R. 616 by Ali Jahangiri and Laura Foote Reiff by Marjan Kasra and Babak Hojjat 54 Fighting to Keep Permanent Residency Litigating EB-5 Cases After an I-829 Petition Denial by John P. Pratt, Helena Tetzeli, and Edward F. Ramos 60 Kate’s Corner EB-5 Petition Based Immigrant Visa Processing Trends at U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, Mainland China by Nataliya Rymer and Kate Kalmykov An Open Letter to USCIS Measures to Consider in Approving I-829 Adjudication by Matthew T. Galati 66 Profile: Migration Agent Gary Dong by EB5 Investors Magazine Staff 70 Past Events Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Jared Polis Speak at the Las Vegas EB-5 Conference 3rd Session of the U.S. Investment Immigration Forum by Winnie Ng 2015 Invest in America Exhibition & Summit 73 Upcoming Events WWW.EB5INVESTORS.COM 3