Trump Executive Order to ban US immigration does NOT affect the EB-5 Visa Program

Ishaan Khanna
April 27, 2020
On April 22nd President Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration to the United States. He has placed a 60-day pause on the issuance of green cards in an effort to limit competition for jobs in a in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, President Trump has excluded EB-5 investors from the ban, the EB-5 Program will not be affected.

You can read the full statement here. Below is the relevant content pertaining to EB-5 investors:

EB-5 Visa not affected by Trumps Recent Ban on Immigration

Alex Ahlstrom, discussing the recent Immigration ban by Trump and what it means for the EB-5 Visa Program

Based on this order, we are able to deduce the following:

This order is temporary in nature. This means that those who wish to immigrate to the United States will still be able to do so, but for most of them the timeline of the process may be slightly delayed. EB-5 investors are unaffected by this order and are still able to immigrate to the US during this ban. EB-5 investors may even see faster processing times and/or quicker visa interview scheduling now that other forms of immigration such as via labor certifications and family-based categories have been halted.

If you are still considering the EB-5 investment currently this is still a good time to invest.

The principals of EB5 United have worked with more than 1000+ immigrants through the EB-5 program, helping investors and their families obtain green cards and realize their American Dream. If you would like to file your EB-5 application, please contact:


Ishaan Khanna
Director of Investor Relations, India
+1.323.218.9894 (WhatsApp)
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Alex Ahlstrom
Director of Investor Relations, Asia
+1.210.849.1562 (WhatsApp)
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