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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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18 May, 2018
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Press Release: IIUSA Announces a Leadership Change for EB-5 Trade Association

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Alerts, Membership, Press Releases, Press Room|

Washington DC–The Board of Directors of Invest in the USA (IIUSA) announced yesterday the departure of Peter D. Joseph as Executive Director of IIUSA - the national trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program. Mr. Joseph said, "I am [...]

17 May, 2018
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Have you Registered for Next Weeks CDFA Intro to EB-5 Finance Webcourse?

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Events, Teleconferences, Webinars|

CDFA and IIUSA invite you to join us for next weeks Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse on May 23-24, 2018. Designed for all levels of expertise, this course examines the basic statutes and regulations governing the EB-5 Program. Topics covered include [...]

16 May, 2018
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Policy Manual Update: USCIS to No Longer Accept Tenant-Occupancy Models for Filings

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, the USCIS Policy Manual was updated revising previous guidance on EB-5 cases involving tenant occupancy. USICS has determined that tenant-occupancy job creation methodologies do not provide reasonable predictions of indirect job creation. As such USCIS will no longer be [...]

15 May, 2018
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“A Private Affair: The Use of Arbitration Clauses in EB-5 Investments”

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Robert Cornish, Attorney at Law, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP  In the United States, litigation in courts is by its very nature a public exercise. Pleadings filed in U.S. courts are publicly available, which means attorneys, investors and [...]

14 May, 2018
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IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference & Achievement Banquet Photo Albums and Video Now Available!

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Benefits, Conferences, Events, Membership|

Last month, IIUSA welcomed EB-5 stakeholders from around the world to Washington, DC for the 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference and the first-ever EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet. The event brought together 25+ sponsors, 50+ speakers and over 300 industry professionals for [...]

11 May, 2018
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London Calling: Join IIUSA for the Next Global Banquet Series Event

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Events, Overseas|

In partnership with: Sponsored by:  IUSA is excited to announce that, in partnership with BLS Global Investment Immigration Summit, we will be in London, U.K. for our Global Banquet Series on June 20, 2018. The Global Banquet Series brings together [...]

9 May, 2018
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“Federal Litigation: The Knockout Punch to USCIS’s Overbroad Policy on Redemption Agreements and Call Options?”

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

 by Ira Kurzban, Partner, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.; John Pratt, Partner, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.; Edward Ramos, Senior Attorney; Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.  If there is one thing you can count [...]

8 May, 2018
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IIUSA Sends Open Letter to USCIS in Support of Proposed Rulemaking

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

In the wake of Congress failing to pass EB-5 legislation earlier this spring, IIUSA drafted a letter to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) reaffirming its support for the proposed regulations issued in January 2017 (DHS Docket No. USCIS-2016-0006) and [...]

7 May, 2018
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There’s Still Time to Register for the CDFA Intro EB-5 Finance Webcourse!

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Events, Webinars|

Join CDFA and IIUSA, for the two-day Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse on May 23-24, 2018. Designed for all levels of expertise, this course examines the basic statutes and regulations governing the EB-5 Program. Topics covered include direct EB-5 vs. EB-5 [...]

4 May, 2018
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q1 Quarterly Statistics for I-526 & I-829 Petitions

May 4th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, 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 Q1 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, (October-December). Below are key data points extracted from the statistics: I-526 (Read the Report [...]