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24 Feb, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Reminder: Submit Comments on Proposed EB-5 Regulations

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

Last month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published two separate proposed rules in the Federal Register, one addresses program monitoring and oversight, the other addresses TEAs and investment amounts. Both have a comment period that ends on April 11. [...]

20 Feb, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

EB-5 Program Included in House Judiciary Committee Authorization and Oversight Plan for 115th Congress

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

On Wednesday, February 15th the House Committee on the Judiciary published its Authorization and Oversight Plan for the 115th Congress. In accordance with Rule X of the House of Representatives, the Committee on the Judiciary is responsible for determining whether [...]

15 Feb, 2017
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IIUSA Submits Questions to USCIS in Advance of March 3 EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last week, IIUSA submitted a list of questions to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Customer Service and Public Engagement Directorate in advance of its March 3, 2017 EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement. You can review the questions submitted below. The [...]

13 Feb, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues March Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for Mainland China Advances Two Week’s

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the March Visa Bulletin (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of May 1, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving up two weeks  from April 15, 2014 [...]

10 Feb, 2017
  • Research-&-Analysis

President Trump’s Travel Ban and EB-5: What You Need to Know by Robert C. Divine

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, White House|

by Robert C. Divine, Vice President, IIUSA; Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz  Everyone is reading the news about President Trump's executive order "travel ban" for people "from" the previously identified seven "countries of concern": Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, [...]

6 Feb, 2017
  • USCIS Director

Former USCIS Director León Rodríguez to Serve as Guest of Honor Speaker at EB-5 Advocacy Conference this April

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS)|

IIUSA is pleased to announce that former USCIS Director León Rodríguez will deliver a keynote address at IIUSA's 10th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference. León Rodríguez served as the fourth director of USCIS, between July 2014 and January 2017. Given the potential legislative and regulatory [...]

1 Feb, 2017
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Final Call: Submit Questions for USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement by Thursday 2/2

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

In advance of the March 3, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement, IIUSA is compiling questions to submit on behalf of the industry. If you would like your questions included with those submitted by IIUSA, please email [...]

26 Jan, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Final Call: Submit Comments on Draft EB-5 Legislation and Proposed Regulations by Tomorrow January, 27th

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

IIUSA is seeking your comments on draft EB-5 legislation and proposed regulations, but time is running out and the Public Policy Committee needs your feedback by tomorrow, January 27. Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security published two separate [...]

25 Jan, 2017
  • Capitol Featured

IIUSA Statement on S. 232, Legislation to Repeal EB-5 Regional Center Program

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Press Room, Statements|

IIUSA opposes S.232 in the strongest possible terms. The measure would repeal the EB-5 Regional Center Program resulting in an immediate loss of an estimated 220,000 local jobs and $11 Billion in community investment and infrastructure across the country. Instead we urge Congress [...]

24 Jan, 2017
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DHS Extends Comment Period on Proposed Revision to Currently Approved Collection of Information for Form I-829

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS), have announced that they have extend the public comment period on the proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information for Petition by Entrepreneur To Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident [...]

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