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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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22 Jun, 2017
  • Capitol Featured

IIUSA Comments on Two Draft EB-5 Bills Showing Multi-Year Reauthorization is Within Reach

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

IIUSA has been hard at work encouraging lawmakers to come to consensus in reforming and reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program. While progress has been slow as a new Congress and Administration took office to start the year, in the [...]

21 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Business Journal Sneak Peak: “USCIS Compliance Audits – Preparing Regional Centers for the First Wave”

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Regional Center Compliance Audits On March 20, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of the EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program. The program was characterized as an additional way to enhance EB-5 program integrity and verify [...]

20 Jun, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

SEC Takes Action Against Unregistered Broker-Dealer Activity in EB-5

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission instituted cease-and-desist proceedings against licensed California attorney ("Respondent"). The Respondent violated Section 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act by acting as an unregistered broker in connection with her representation of clients who were [...]

16 Jun, 2017
  • Membership

IIUSA Best Practices Committee Seeking Information on USCIS Site Visits

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

The Best Practices Committee is seeking to collect information and details from any Regional Centers that have experienced USCIS site visits at one or more of their project sites. The committee is working on a member resource to help Regional [...]

15 Jun, 2017
  • notepad

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Finalizes EB-5 Sustainment and Redeployment of Capital

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

(View PDF) by Robert C. Divine, IIUSA Vice-President Emeritus, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz On June 14, USCIS issued a revised Volume 6 of its Policy Manual which concerns EB-5 investors. The goal was to finalize policy first [...]

14 Jun, 2017
  • Selectusafeatured

See you Next Week at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit!

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Events, SelectUSA|

IIUSA is proud to once again represent the EB-5 Regional Center Program at this years SelectUSA summit the premier event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This years theme is – "Grow with US" – which [...]

12 Jun, 2017
  • 526featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q2 Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last  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) 2017, (January-March). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

6 Jun, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Now Posting EB-5 Regional Center Termination Notices Online

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that existing Regional Center termination notices are now available online and that additional notices will be posted as they become available. You can access the Regional Center termination notices here. Immigrant [...]

1 Jun, 2017
  • TEA Report

IIUSA Publishes Additional Analyses to Report on TEA Policy Changes included in Draft EB-5 Legislation

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

Addendum Provides Further Insight into Potential Targeted Employment Area Policy Reform Earlier this month, an updated targeted employment area (TEA) report was published by Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the non-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center industry, which [...]

30 May, 2017
  • MArch Data

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for I-526 and I-829 Petitions Reach an All-Time High

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of March 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I‐526 petitions that it received before September 20, 2015 (a two week increase over the processing times published in February); the I‐829 petitions that USCIS received before October 12, 2014 (up [...]