Trump Signs Legislation Extending EB-5 Regional Center Program and Others

January 14, 2020

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

In addition to preventing a government shutdown, highlights include an extension of the EB-5 regional center program sunset date to September 30, 2020.

President Donald Trump has signed legislation for fiscal year 2020 that includes several immigration-related provisions. In addition to preventing a government shutdown, highlights include:

  • Sunset date extended to September 30, 2020, for four immigration programs: the EB-5 regional center program for certain immigrant investors, the Conrad state 30 program for certain foreign doctors in J-1 status, E-Verify and certain foreign religious workers
  • A new ombudsman to investigate Department of Homeland Security personnel misconduct and violations of the rights of migrants in detention
  • Provision for unannounced inspections of detention facilities and allowing lawmakers to visit them
  • Information posted publicly on numbers and categories of people in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody
  • $1.38 billion toward President Trump’s border wall