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EB-5 Interactive Series: Requests for Evidence on Lawful Source of Funds for Investment
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in the first engagement of a new informational series, “EB-5 Interactive,” on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. (Eastern). The topic of discussion was lawful source of funds used for capital investment in the EB-5 program.
Why This Is Important
Any assets acquired directly or indirectly by unlawful means, such as criminal activity, will not be considered capital pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act section 203(b)(5) and Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR) section 204.6(e). Additionally, per 8 CFR section 204.6(j) and Matter of Ho, 22 I&N Dec. 206 (Assoc. Comm’r 1998), a petition must demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that the petitioner’s capital was his or her own and was obtained through lawful means.