Unpacking the EB-5 Advocacy Conference: Important Updates from USCIS

04.17.17 | Archived

DC 2017With the 10th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference fast approaching, IIUSA will be publishing frequent blog posts to “unpack” the dense conference schedule and activities from April 26-28, 2017. In subsequent posts, we will highlight key panels and guests of honor, share networking tools, tricks and attendee lists, provide everything you need to know about the membership meeting and more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be in Washington D.C. at this important time for the EB-5 industry. If you have yet to sign, up we encourage you to do so today!


Important Updates from USCIS at EB-5 Advocacy Conference

The EB-5 Advocacy Conference will include updates from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and an opportunity to interact with current and former agency leaders.

Before its Annual General Membership Meeting (“AGM”), IIUSA will host a listening session from 1-2:00pm on April 26th for the EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement. This will be open to all conference registrants.

On April 27th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) Deputy Chief Julia Harrison will participate as a keynote speaker and take questions and answers from the audience. Deputy Chief Julia Harrison will address issues such as processing trends, the backlog for mainland Chinese applicants and more!

Former USCIS Director León Rodríguez, who served between July 2014 and January 2017, will give his take on the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and what it means for U.S. immigration policy moving forward.

Given the potential legislative and regulatory changes to the EB-5 Regional Center Program, as well as growing visa backlog and Mainland-China retrogression, the EB-5 Advocacy Conference is designed to provide stakeholders in attendance a roadmap to how the EB-5 Program will look, and operate, in the future.


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