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To date, IIUSA represents 200+ Regional Center members and 120+ Service Provider members across the country serving 47 states/territories. Regional Centers account for billions of dollars in EB-5 capital formation. Concretely, our work has empowered our members to create tens of thousands of jobs in a wide range of industries and American communities, generating over $32 billion dollars in foreign direct investment at no cost to the U.S. tax payer.

Through dedicated advocacy work, education, industry development, and research, IIUSA advocates policies that maximize economic benefit to the United States. from the EB-5 Regional Center Program. Accordingly, our primary mission is to achieve the permanent Congressional reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program after over 25 years of enthusiastic bipartisan support and record-breaking economic impact.

EB-5 Supporters

Support from civic leaders and elected officials is crucial to the ongoing success of IIUSA and the EB-5 industry. By sharing their local or regional stories of success, they promote and endorse EB-5 investment as a viable and indispensable method for achieving economic growth, job creation and communal revitalization.

If you’d like to learn more about the elected officials, civic leaders, and others who proudly support IIUSA and EB-5, please visit our EB-5 Supporters section.

“The work of FirstPathway Partners to bring EB-5 investments to Milwaukee is a welcome and positive element in this community’s economy. You have successfully connected investors with investment opportunities in a way that benefits our city. We look forward to attracting additional EB-5 investment in Milwaukee.”


Mayor Tom BarrettMilwaukee, WI

“The E-B5 program has brought much needed investment to the State of Wisconsin, improving our infrastructure, helping businesses, and most importantly creating jobs.”


Jim doyleformer wisconsin governor

“We carefully studied the Regional Center marketplace before launching the City of Dallas Regional Center in partnership with Civitas Capital Group. We’re proud to be recognized as a pioneer for this successful public-private partnership and are utilizing EB-5 capital for job-creating enterprises throughout Dallas. This unique structure allows us to align the city’s economic development priorities with the goals of EB-5 investors.”


Mayor Mike RawlingsDallas, TX

“Fort Worth has always been an All-American city and one of the fastest growing of its size in the U.S. Through our EB-5 financing partnership with the Fort Worth Chamber and Civitas Capital, we will continue to foster a thriving business environment and create jobs while raising the profile of Fort Worth among international investors.”


Mayor Betsy PriceFort Worth, TX

“Tri-Cities Investment District’s development of the Horn Rapids Residential Community is an excellent example of a good developer being able to come in, turn around a troubled project and make it work for you and your investors as well as the City. The City of Richland welcomes outside investment in our community and works to encourage new development to diversify and strengthen our economy. The hotel and multi-family projects will encourage and support this diversification.”


Mayor John FoxRichland, WA

“Here in Washington, we are committed to nurturing new businesses and sustaining established ones through international investment. One way Washington attracts foreign direct investment is through the EB-5 visa program administered by the United States Citizens and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the establishment of ‘Regional Centers’ across the state. Washington State supports the USCIS EB-5 visa program and encourages foreign investors to explore this investment option as they are seeking residence in the United States as part of their investment strategy.”


Christine GregoireFormer Washington Governor

“We are proud of the Tri-Cities region and the assets it has to offer our residents and visitors. We believe it is a great place for prospective US. EB-5 Visa Investors to invest and build a future for themselves and their families. Washington State’s 8th district welcomes investment in our infrastructure thus creating economic development which leads to quality jobs for our citizens. The EB-5 Visa Program helps both our citizens and foreign nationals achieve their goals and dreams.”


Washington State Senator Jerome DelvinWashington State Representatives Larry Haler and Brad Klippert

“I am proud to recognize and support the great commitment from investors around the world that allowed the construction of such great facilities here in Whatcom County. This new community will provide homes for our elders and jobs for the community for years to come.”


Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1)

“The EB-5 Program is something we had to have for the future prosperity of Delano. The Program has funded a marketplace with new amenities that have been sorely needed for years. Not only does it put people back to work but also keep professionals living and spending more of their incomes in our community.”


Grace VallejoCouncil Member and former Mayor of Delano, TX

“USA Continental Regional Center provides high quality projects that allow investors to participate in the Visa programs containing a pathway to permanent residency and citizenship in our country. The leadership of this organization is outstanding and has been instrumental in bringing quality jobs and projects to our area. Renaissance Village in Moreno Valley is a state of the art facility creating jobs in the medical sector along with numerous construction jobs while the Village is under construction. The County of Riverside is proud to partner in a development that not only brings jobs to the area but provides valuable services to our residents.”


County Supervisor Marion AshleyRiverside, CA Delano, TX

“This project is a state of the art facility designed to bring over three hundred direct and indirect jobs within the medical sector of our economy, while creating numerous construction jobs during its development phase. This is a great investment to the region and I am honored to have this project within the Third District that I serve.”


County Supervisor Jeff StoneRiverside, CA

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IIUSA Finds Success in FOIA Lawsuit; Compels USCIS to Produce I-526 Adjudicator Training Materials
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Charlie Oppenheim Announced as a Guest of Honor Speaker for the IIUSA Virtual EB-5
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USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline
USCIS to Adjust Filing Fees in an Effort to Meet Operational Needs
On Friday, July 21, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the...
USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline
USCIS Seeks Comments on Recent Policy Alert Regarding Redeployment
Last week, USCIS issued a policy alert clarifying policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual...
IIUSA Submits Report for the Record for House Judiciary Committee Hearing on USCIS Oversight
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and...

Current Advocacy Updates

Like any worthwhile and sustainable industry, EB-5 is constantly evolving. IIUSA is dedicated to keeping EB-5 stakeholders, IIUSA members and the general public informed about any meaningful changes or updates to EB-5 practices.

EB-5 Exempted from Latest Trump Immigration Proclamation Suspending Certain Types of Immigration

On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation extending the administration's immigration ban on certain nonimmigrant visa categories including H1-B, J-1, and L-1. The ...

EB-5 Exempted from Trump Proclamation Suspending Certain Immigration

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump issued a Proclamation suspending immigrants from entering the United States for the next 60 days. The Proclamation does, however, provide exemptions for ...

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