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19 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: Form I-924 & I-924A Adjudication Trends

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA’s latest date report highlights EB-5 Form I-924 & I-924A adjudication data through Q2 2019. Key highlights of the report can be explored below and IIUSA members can access the in-depth analysis through our member portal. Additional Q2 adjudication data [...]

17 Jul, 2019

2019 IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum Schedule Now Available!

July 17th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Events, Government Affairs|

It may be the dog days of summer, but the 9th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum will be here before we know it. IIUSA is excited to release the schedule and panel line-up for this year's event which will be [...]

16 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Submits Statement for the Record in Advance of House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Processing Delays at USCIS

July 16th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee is hosting a hearing titled "Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services". The purpose of the hearing is to highlight the growing delays in USCIS petition processing and policy changes [...]

15 Jul, 2019

U.S. DOS Publishes August Visa Bulletin: China, Vietnam and India Subject to Same Final Action Date

July 15th, 2019|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the August 2019 Visa Bulletin indicating that EB-5 visa applicants from China, Vietnam, and India will be subject to the same Final Action Date of October 15, 2014. [...]

12 Jul, 2019

House Passes HR 1044; Bill on “Hold” in Senate

July 12th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

On July 10th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.  The bill removes the per-country caps for employment-based visas, including EB-5. While the bill passed the House, it still needs to [...]

11 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: EB-5 Processing Time Ranges Remain Unchanged from Previous Month

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA's latest date report highlights EB-5 processing times through June 2019. The report shows that EB-5 processing time ranges remain unchanged from May 2019 and that processing times remain well above their historical averages. Earlier this year IIUSA submitted a [...]

8 Jul, 2019

“Opportunity Zones – Pending IRS Regulations Poised to Facilitate Investments”

July 8th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Treasury, Economic Impact, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Scot Patrick O'Brien, Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP; Alexandre M. Denault, Partner (Tax Practice Group), Akerman LLP  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 created a new capital gains deferral and exemption for [...]

2 Jul, 2019
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OMB Completes Review of EB-5 Regulations

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) posted that it concluded its review of the Obama-era regulations, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization, initially introduced in January 2017. While we know the content of the proposed [...]

2 Jul, 2019

EB-5 Litigation Monthly Summary: June 2019

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Litigation, Membership, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA's monthly litigation summary for June 2019 is now available to members. The monthly feature highlights the most topical EB-5 litigation cases taking place in the courtrooms. Members can view full case updates and access the court documents from the [...]

28 Jun, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: The Continued Decline in I-526 Processing Volume

June 28th, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, USCIS published performance data on FY 2019 Q2  (January-March) processing volume. The data presented was not what the EB-5 Industry wanted to see with processing volume dropping 62% in Q2 which follows a 36% drop in Q1. [...]

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