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19 Jul, 2018
  • 829 data cover correction

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q2 Processing Statistics for I-829 Petitions (Correction)

July 19th, 2018|Categories: 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 Q2 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, (January -March). Below are key data points extracted from the I-829 processing statistics. Read [...]

18 Jul, 2018
  • I-526 Featrued

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q2 Processing Statistics for I-526 Petitions

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this Week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q2 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, (January -March). Below are key data points extracted from the I-526 processing statistics. Read data [...]

17 Jul, 2018
  • Vietnam Featured Article

RCBJ Retrospective: “Update on Vietnam: A Surging EB-5 Market”

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By: Brandon Meyer, Partner, Fakhoury Global Immigration In less than five years, the EB-5 market in Vietnam has grown from single-digits a year volume to become the world’s second largest source of EB-5 investors. Some industry observers believe that Vietnam [...]

16 Jul, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

August 2018 Visa Bulletin Highlights Unchanged Final Action Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

Last week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of August 1, 2014 for Mainland-China and Vietnam born visa applicants [...]

13 Jul, 2018
  • Sept Event Featured

Join IIUSA Overseas this September for the Next Global Banquets

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, Overseas|

IIUSA is excited to announce that we are heading back to Vietnam this September 6 for our Global Banquet Series. To be held at the Grand Hotel Saigon in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the event will bring [...]

11 Jul, 2018
  • Fall Conference Featured

Sponsorship Guide for the 2018 EB-5 Industry Forum Now Available!

July 11th, 2018|Categories: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Conferences, Membership|

This fall, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Invest in the USA (IIUSA) will co-present the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum from October 29–30, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL. Combining AILA’s experience in [...]

10 Jul, 2018
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

CIS Ombudsman Submits Annual Report to Congress Highlighting EB-5 Program Integrity Measures

July 10th, 2018|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Government Affairs|

Earlier this week, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) submitted its 2018 Annual Report to Congress. The Ombudsman’s role is to assist individuals and employers with problems with USCIS and make recommendations to improve the delivery [...]

9 Jul, 2018
  • Bridge

“EB-5 Bridge Financing: A Study of Market-Driven Applications & Definitions”

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by David Hirson, Managing Partner, David Hirson & Partners LLP; Nima Korpivaara, Partner, David Hirson & Partners LLP; Phuong Le, Partner, David Hirson & Partners LLP  In this article we explore the evolution of bridge financing in EB-5 projects and [...]

4 Jul, 2018
  • Happy 4th Featued

Happy Fourth of July from IIUSA, Your EB-5 Industry Trade Association

July 4th, 2018|Categories: Membership|

As the EB-5 industry trade association, IIUSA is proud to stand for a dynamic industry responsible for contributions to economies around the country. As we celebrate this quintessentially American holiday, we also want to take the time to recognize the EB-5 [...]

3 Jul, 2018
  • RCBJ

“Combating Construction Fraud To Protect EB-5 Investors: The Need for Proper, Industry-Wide Construction Integrity Monitoring”

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By: Russell Scarcella, Director, Extell LLC and Christopher Prather, Managing Director, Exiger  In April 2016, the SEC cast a shadow over the EB-5 industry when it announced one of the largest fraud cases in the program’s history. The Commission charged [...]