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December 2009 Neufeld memo - USCIS is seeking comments

On December 11, 2009, Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations for USCIS released a Memorandum which, in essence, addressed the following:

-  The timing of the adjudication of EB-5 eligibility issues;

- The procedures to be used when there appears to be a material change in circumstances relating to an eligibility issue following the issue’s prior adjudicative resolution;

- Targeted Employment Area (TEA) determinations;

- How an alien may seek approval of a new Form I-526 petition in order to change the focus of his or her investment to a new capital investment project or commercial enterprise; and

- The respective EB-5 program responsibilities of CSC and Service Center Operations (SCOPS) personnel. 

Today, USCIS released a call for comments on that memo to be submitted to opefeedback@uscis.dhs.gov.  Please include the following to make your comments clear:
state the title of the relevant memo in the subject line of your message; refer to a specific portion of the memo; explain the reason for any recommended change; and
include data, information, or authority that supports the recommendation.  You have 30 days to review and submit comments on the policy memo.
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