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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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22 Jun, 2018
  • Fall Conference Featured

Tickets for the AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum are Now On Sale!

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Conferences, Events, Membership|

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum, October 29–30, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL. Combining AILA’s experience in offering world-class continuing legal education and unparalleled networking events for immigration law [...]

21 Jun, 2018
  • Research-&-Analysis

IIUSA Member Perspective: Recommendations for EB-5 Project Sponsors and Stakeholders Following Recent Annual Rims II Update of Economic Multipliers

June 21st, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Research / Analysis|

By Maggie Mullane, Economist, Impact DataSource The Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) released its annual update to the Regional Input-Output Modeling System, known as “RIMS II”, on March 29, 2018. The new multipliers have been updated to reflect 2016 regional [...]

20 Jun, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

July Visa Bulletin Highlights August 1, 2014 Final Action Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

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

19 Jun, 2018
  • Capitol Featured

REMINDER: Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold EB-5 Hearing Today, June 19th

June 19th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

As a reminder, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a full committee hearing Citizenship for Sale: Oversight of the EB-5 Investor Visa Program today June 19 at 10am est. You can watch the live stream of the hearing here: [...]

15 Jun, 2018
  • RCBJ

“Erosion of the Loan Model”

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law  Since the EB-5 program’s inception in 1990, the financing structures for EB-5 projects have evolved in sophistication and complexity. The shift to the EB-5 loan model (Loan Model) and the advent of “mega deals” [...]

14 Jun, 2018
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IIUSA Sends Letter to USCIS Outlining Programmatic Issues Facing the EB-5 Industry

June 14th, 2018|Categories: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, IIUSA sent a letter to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) addressing several programmatic issues of the EB-5 Regional Center industry. The letter was the result of several months of hard work by IIUSA's Public Policy Committee to communicate to [...]

13 Jun, 2018
  • Capitol Featured

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on EB-5, June 19th

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

The Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a full committee hearing Citizenship for Sale: Oversight of the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. The only witness currently confirmed is USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. The hearing will be held in the Senate Dirksen [...]

12 Jun, 2018
  • Events

Join Beacon Events for the Global Migration & Overseas Wealth Management South Asia Conference

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Events, Overseas|

Later this month IIUSA partner, Beacon Events will host the Global Migration & Overseas Wealth Management South East Asia conference in Singapore. The event will be the 1st Global Migration and Overseas Wealth Management gathering for government officials, immigration industry specialists [...]

11 Jun, 2018
  • Fall Conference Featured

Submit a Speaking Proposal for this Falls AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum!

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

In case you missed it, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Invest in the USA (IIUSA) are proud to announce that we are co-presenting the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum, October 29–30, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand [...]

7 Jun, 2018
  • RCBJ

Submit an Article for Consideration for the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal!

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Earlier this year, IIUSA published the first edition of the 2018 Regional Center Business Journal which can be read online! The latest issue focused on emerging EB-5 investor markets, industry best practices, financial consideration in an evolving market, recent litigation, [...]