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2 Apr, 2020

USCIS Office Closures Extended Until at Least May 3

April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

From USCIS:  On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on [...]

1 Apr, 2020

Understanding the New EB-5 Regulations: New Webinar Now Available in IIUSA EB-5 Education Library

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Webinars|

A new e-learning resource is now available to EB-5 stakeholders. A webinar-style course, Understanding the New EB-5 Regulations, discusses the regulatory changes made to the EB-5 Program effective November 21, 2019 and what these changes mean for the industry today [...]

31 Mar, 2020

Register Today for IIUSA’s Live Digital EB-5 Advocacy Webinar Series

March 31st, 2020|Categories: EB-5 Advocacy Webinar, Events, Government Affairs, Webinars|

EB-5 in the Courts: Lawsuits, Litigation and Influencing the Industry's Future April 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST You're invited to register for IIUSA's latest webinar EB-5 in the Courts: Lawsuits, Litigation and Influencing the Industry's Future. Part of the [...]

27 Mar, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that due to ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic that it will be more flexible on requests for evidence (RFE's) and notice of intents to deny (NOIDs) dated between March 1 and [...]

27 Mar, 2020

IIUSA Clarifies Rumors of Dramatically Lower Investment Amounts

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Last week, Politico published an article claiming Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) was pushing the White House to include EB-5 visa provisions in the $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency stimulus bill. Specifically, Politico wrote that Senator Graham sought to reduce an immigrant [...]

19 Mar, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS to Temporarily Close Offices to the Public March 18-April 1

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

In response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak USCIS has announced that it will suspend all in-person services at field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers from March 18-April 1. From USCIS:  Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [...]

19 Mar, 2020

April 2020 Visa Bulletin Now Available

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, April 2020 Visa Bulletin (View PDF) is now available. FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A) The Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants from the countries that [...]

17 Mar, 2020

IIUSA Special Report: EB-5 Visa Bulletin Analysis on the Movement of Final Action Dates for Chinese Visa Applicants

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Research / Analysis|

IIUSA published a new comprehensive report titled: EB-5 Visa Bulletin Analysis - Special Insights from the U.S. Department of State and the Quantitative Perspectives from IIUSA on the Movement of EB-5 Final Action Dates for Chinese Visa Applicants. IIUSA members [...]

16 Mar, 2020

Member Analysis: IPO Engagement regarding I-526 Inventory Processing Change

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

This information contained in this member analysis is for educational purposes and should in no way be construed as legal advice. Any opinions expressed belong solely to our guest contributor.  Carolyn Lee is the Founder of Carolyn Lee PLLC. [...]

13 Mar, 2020

Reminder: Dial In for Today’s USCIS Stakeholder Engagement

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As a reminder, USCIS will be hosting its first EB-5 stakeholder engagement of 2020 today March 13, 2020 from 11am-12pm est. All EB-5 stakeholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance of and participate in this important engagement. Last month, [...]