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20 Mar, 2019
  • DC 2019 Featured

Charlie Oppenheim to Deliver Guest of Honor Presentation at IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Dept of State (DOS), Events, Government Affairs|

IIUSA is honored and excited to announce that Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the Department of State will be a Guest of Honor speaking at our upcoming EB-5 Advocacy Conference on Monday, May 6 [...]

19 Mar, 2019
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

April Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Vietnam Born Applicants Advances Five Weeks

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the April 2019 Visa Bulletin. The bulletin revealed a final action date of September 15, 2014 for Mainland China born applicants. Further the bulletin revaleaved a cutoff date of [...]

15 Mar, 2019
  • Court Decision

IIUSA Member Analysis: Zhang v. USCIS: What It Is and What It Means for EB-5 Petitioners

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

By Rana Jazayerli, Partner, Klingner Jazayerli LLP On November 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Zhang, et al. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., No. 15-cv-995 (D.C. Nov. [...]

8 Mar, 2019
  • 829 featured

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Q4 2018 Statistics and Analysis

March 8th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this month, USCIS published data on Q4 2018 (September-December) I-526 and I-829 adjudication trends. IIUSA was pleased to publish our analysis on Form I-526 last week (read here) and we are happy to highlight our analysis on Form I-829 [...]

1 Mar, 2019
  • Data q4 featured

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-526 Q4 2018 Statistics and Analysis

March 1st, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, USCIS published data on Q4 2018 (September-December) I-526 adjudication trends and IIUSA is pleased to publish our most recent analysis. The in-depth analysis focuses on the significant economic contribution EB-5 is making, the impact of the efforts [...]

23 Feb, 2019
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IIUSA Advocacy Alert: EB-5 Regulations Update

February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

The final USCIS EB-5 regulations have progressed to the Office of Management and Budget. IIUSA will continue to monitor developments and provide additional information as it becomes available.

18 Feb, 2019
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IIUSA Statement on HR 1044 – Bill to Remove Per-Country Caps

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Congress, Government Affairs, Statements|

On February 7, 2019, members of Congress introduced a bill that would remove the per-country caps for U.S. employment-based immigration visas, including the EB-5 category. IIUSA’s statement regarding the bill reflected the need to address the visa backlog problem and expand the EB-5 program in a comprehensive [...]

18 Feb, 2019
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

March 2019 Visa Bulletin: Cut-off Dates for Mainland China and Vietnam Both Advance

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Dept of State (DOS)|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the March 2019 Visa Bulletin. The bulletin revealed a cut-off date of September 8, 2014 for Mainland China born applicants, an advancement of one week and a cutoff date [...]

8 Feb, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Per-Country Limits to Employment-Based Visas

February 8th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Statements|

On February 7, 2019, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Ken Buck (R-CO-04) introduced H.R. 1044 ‘Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.’ The bill will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to eliminate the per-country caps to all employment-based [...]

1 Feb, 2019
  • Court Decision

Second District Court Judge Rules Loan Proceeds Qualify as Cash for EB-5 Investment Requirements

February 1st, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs|

In November 2018, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in the case Zhang v. USCIS that USCIS’s “loan proceeds” policy was unlawful. According to this policy, investors who obtain their EB-5 investments from [...]