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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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14 Dec, 2017
  • Loan Agreement Featured

“EB-5 Loan Agreement Best Practices”

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo F. Torres Esq., Shareholder, Torres Law The overwhelming majority of projects using funds from foreign immigrants investing in the Employment Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Visa Program (“EB-5 Program”) use a loan model structure (the “Loan Model”). As depicted [...]

13 Dec, 2017
  • I-526 Featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q4 Filing Statistics for I-526 & I-829 Petitions

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Economic Impact, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

Earlier this week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q4 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017,( July-September). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 Filing Statistics (Read [...]

12 Dec, 2017
  • NVC Featured

National Visa Center 2017 Annual Report: Approximately 30,260 Applicants in Waiting List for EB-5 Visa

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last week, the National Visa Center (NVC) published the Annual Report of Immigrant Visa Applicants in the Family-sponsored and Employment-based preferences Registered at the National Visa Center as of November 1, 2017, showing the total number of EB-5 visa applicants [...]

11 Dec, 2017
  • Cissna

CIS Ombudsman 2017 Annual Conference Highlights the Implementation of Heightened Fraud Detection

December 11th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Events, Government Affairs|

On December 7th, IIUSA attended the 2017 Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Among other speakers were Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Kielsen, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna, and [...]

8 Dec, 2017
  • United_States_Capitol_-_west_front

Short-term Continuing Resolution to Extend EB-5 Program until 12/22

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

On December 7th, Congress voted to extend federal funding and many government programs, including the EB-5 Regional Center Program, until December 22nd in a Continuing Resolution ("CR") with no changes to any federal programs. Republican offices in Congressional and Judiciary Committee leadership have [...]

7 Dec, 2017
  • EB-5 in the News

EB-5 Success Rings True Around the Country

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage, Press Room|

Over the last year, there has been a lot of uncertainty in the EB-5 industry, but that has not stopped our members from delivering on their promise to bring much-needed capital to communities throughout the country to drive economic development [...]

5 Dec, 2017
  • Subscription

Have you Visited the IIUSA Communications Subscription Center?

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Membership|

Did you know that IIUSA through their Member Portal accounts have access to the IIUSA Subscription Center? The center allows all members to manage their email communciation preferences. As you may have noticed IIUSA sends a lot of information to [...]

4 Dec, 2017
  • Essential Role of EB-5

“The Essential Role of a Registered Investment Adviser in the Redeployment of EB-5 Capital”

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Scott Fuller, CEO and Managing Director of Capital United, LLC and Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Attorney, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP One of the most important responsibilities of every general partner or manager of a new commercial enterprise [...]

1 Dec, 2017
  • Events

See you in Las Vegas Next Week for the 2017 AILA EB-5 Investors Summit!

December 1st, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Events, Immigration Law, Speaking Engagements|

Next week, December 7-8, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host the 2017 EB-5 Investors Summit in Las Vegas, NV at the Aria Resort and Casino. IIUSA Executive Director, Peter D. Joseph, will present on a panel at the [...]

30 Nov, 2017
  • Membership

Save $100 off IIUSA Membership Dues or Sign Up for a Payment Plan!

November 30th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Membership|

Did you know that the IIUSA member portal that now allow IIUSA members to manage and view all billing information in one place? Members can now also sign up to receive a $100 discount off all future membership dues payments. All [...]