The EB-5 Immigrant Investor program is approaching yet another critical extension deadline. If Congress sticks to its recent pattern, it is likely to make an 11th hour move to approve a short-term extension while it continues to negotiate reforms to the program. Yet that strategy of kicking the can down the road may be putting the program in jeopardy.
“Over the last few years, the EB-5 program has been plagued by these very short-term renewals,” says Jim Butler, chairman, global hospitality group, at the law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles. “That creates a lot of uncertainty and makes it very difficult for all the players in the industry to know what’s a sound move,” he adds.
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