On March 18, 2021, Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the "EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021," a bill that would reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program, set to expire at the end of June, through 2026. The bill also includes measures to address fraud and national security concerns.
According to statements from Sens. Grassley and Leahy, the bipartisan bill would establish new disclosure requirements for EB-5 regional centers "to protect investors and certify regional center compliance with program rules." It also would require the Department of Homeland Security to perform regular audits of and site visits to regional centers.
- Grassley statement, https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-leahy-introduce-new-eb-5-investor-visa-integrity-reforms
- Leahy statement, https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/leahy-grassley-introduce-eb-5-investor-visa-integrity-reform-bill
- Bill text, https://www.leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/EB-5%20Reform%20and%20Integrity%20Act%202021.pdf
- Bill summary, https://www.grassley.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/EB-5%20Reform%20and%20Integrity%20Act%202021%20-%20Summary.pdf
- IIUSA press release, https://iiusa.org/blog/press-release-introduction-of-eb-5-reform-and-reauthorization-bill-applauded-by-iiusa-and-cscj/
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