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17 Jan, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues February Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland now July 22, 2014

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier this week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of February 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants. As of [...]

16 Jan, 2018
  • Capitol Featured

EB-5 Industry Special Report-Advocacy Updates from your Trade Association

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Pending Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program Last week, IIUSA had another round of bicameral and bipartisan meetings with EB-5 negotiators. There will likely be another short-term CR for federal appropriations extending all programs (including EB-5) and current funding until [...]

3 Jan, 2018
  • TEA Maps Featured

Explored the IIUSA TEA Analytic Mapping Tools Lately?

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

The interactive maps below help to visualize how various policy proposals ( the economically highly distressed criteria versus the New Market Tax Credit criteria) in addition to regulatory proposal by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reform Targeted Employment Areas's [...]

2 Jan, 2018
  • SEC Enforcement Featured

“SEC Brings Another Enforcement Action Against Unregistered Broker Dealer in California EB-5 Offering”

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

By: Scot O’Brien, Partner, Akerman LLP and Mark Y. Liu, Partner, Akerman LLP The recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) enforcement action against Allen Chi of California illustrates the SEC’s continued crackdown on unregistered broker-dealers and finders compensated for [...]

28 Dec, 2017
  • Visa Trends Featured

“Navigating EB-5 Visa Usage Statistics: A Historical and Current Perspective”

December 28th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Thanks to the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State, IIUSA received preliminary results of the latest statistics on EB-5 visa usage in fiscal year (FY) 2017 through July. Although [...]

27 Dec, 2017
  • Submit Document

EB-5 Regional Centers It’s Your Last Chance to File Your I-924A

December 27th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As a final reminder, all EB-5 Regional Centers must file form I-924A for each individual Regional Center designated during or before the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 by this Friday December 29. As a quick refresher, the form was [...]

22 Dec, 2017
  • Capitol-Hill Featured Image

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill – Extends EB-5 Through January 19, 2018

December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Milestones|

December 22, 2017 - Last night, both the House and Senate passed a stopgap spending bill which will avert a government shutdown through January 19, 2018. President Trump signed the short-term spending bill into law today. This extends the current sunset date for the EB-5 [...]

19 Dec, 2017
  • Capitol Featured

Advocacy Updates: New Regulatory Dates & EB-5 Reform a Narrow Path Forward

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs ("OIRA") has updated the Trump Administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. While the Administration has been working to deregulate the federal bureaucracy, EB-5 does not seem to be in this category [...]

15 Dec, 2017
  • Jan Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State January Visa Bulletin: EB-5 Visa Category Now “Unauthorized”

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier today, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs published the January Visa Bulletin (View PDF). All EB-5 Regional Center categories have gone to "U" meaning unauthorized. Authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center is set to expire on [...]

11 Dec, 2017
  • Cissna

CIS Ombudsman 2017 Annual Conference Highlights the Implementation of Heightened Fraud Detection

December 11th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Events, Government Affairs|

On December 7th, IIUSA attended the 2017 Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Among other speakers were Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Kielsen, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna, and [...]