EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

20 Oct, 2017
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Reminder: EB-5 Regional Centers File Your I-924A by December 29th

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

It’s that time of year again! As a 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. Regional Centers must file form I-924A with USCIS by [...]

18 Oct, 2017
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U.S. Department of State Issues November Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Advances Two Weeks

October 18th, 2017|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 November 2017 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 01, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving [...]

16 Oct, 2017
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President Trump Sends Letter to House and Senate Leaders Outlining Immigration Principles – Including Merit-Based Immigration System

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, White House|

Earlier this month, President Trump sent a letter to the House and Senate Leadership announcing his administration's priorities for reforming the nation's immigration system. The letter states that "Immigration reform must create more jobs, higher wages, and greater security for [...]

13 Oct, 2017
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Kirstjen Nielsen Nominated for Secretary of DHS

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

Earlier this week, President Trump nominated White House Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen to be the new Secretary of Homeland Security. The position was became vacant when former Secretary John Kelly left to be President Trump's White House Chief [...]

10 Oct, 2017
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“Of Kids and Cowboys: SEC Enforcement Outside EB-5 Parallels Inside EB-5”

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

by Michael G. Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier Law PC and Osvaldo F. Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA What do the following securities enforcement actions have in common? 1. SEC Obtains Asset Freeze and Appointment of Receiver in Fraudulent Real Estate [...]

9 Oct, 2017
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Senate Votes to Confirm Lee Francis Cissna as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On October 5, 2017, Lee Francis Cissna was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 54-43. Mr. Cissna who is a longtime immigration attorney at the Homeland Security was also on detail for the Senate Judiciary Committee and [...]

4 Oct, 2017
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IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph Provides Key Legislative Updates and Insight on Podcast, EB-5 Investment Voice

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Speaking Engagements|

In September, IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph was invited to discuss key legislative updates about the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”) on the EB-5 Investment Voice podcast, hosted by Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates and Mark Deal, [...]

3 Oct, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through July 31, 2017

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of July 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I-526 petitions that it received before November 22, 2015 (unchanged from the previous month); the I-829 petitions that USCIS received before April 1, 2015 (advanced by 2.5 months); and the I-924 applications [...]

2 Oct, 2017
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EB-5 Program was Extended through December 8th – How You Can Be An Effective EB-5 Advocate Starting Today

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Government Affairs, Milestones|

On Friday, September 8, President Trump signed H.R. 601, which provides funding for the federal government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until December 8th (view IIUSA Statement on the Extension here). IIUSA continues talks with legislators to negotiate a long-term reauthorization and reform package for the [...]

27 Sep, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q3 Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

September 27th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, 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 Q3 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (June-August). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]