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16 Nov, 2016
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Register for CIS Ombudsman Sixth Annual Conference

November 16th, 2016|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Events, Government Affairs, Uncategorized|

The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration  Services (CIS) Ombudsman invites stakeholders to its Sixth Annual Conference, titled “Government and Stakeholders Working Together to Improve Immigration Services,” on December 6th at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The event is [...]

7 Sep, 2016
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

CIS Ombudsman Releases Official 2016 Report to Congress

September 7th, 2016|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Government Affairs|

On June 29, 2016 the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman released its Annual Report to Congress, which it must do by June 30 of each year. The Ombudsman's Annual Report must provide a summary of the [...]

2 Mar, 2016
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Regulatory Considerations Through the Investor Life Cycle

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of State (DOS), Dept of Treasury, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Regional Center Business Journal, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

  Regulatory Considerations Through the Investor Life Cycle By Gregory L. White, Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP A number of government and self-regulatory entities are either directly involved in administering the EB-5 program or laws applicable to the offering and sale [...]

8 Jul, 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Services Publishes Ombudsman 2015 Annual Report – RSVP By July 9th For Teleconference Discussion

July 8th, 2015|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Teleconferences|

On June 29, 2015, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman published its 2015 Annual Report to Congress. By statute, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman submits an Annual Report to Congress by June 30 of each year. [...]

31 Oct, 2014

CIS Ombudsman Annual Conference Next Week (11/6) Will Discuss Immigration Challenges faced by Individuals, Families & Employers

October 31st, 2014|Categories: CIS Ombudsman|

The Office of the CIS Ombudsman invites stakeholders to its Fourth Annual Conference, titled “Government and Stakeholders Working Together to Improve Immigration Services,” on November 6th at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The event is schedules from 8:30am to 4:30 [...]

9 Jul, 2014

CIS Ombudsman Releases Official 2014 Annual Report with Mention of Continued Monitoring Various Efforts to Improve the EB-5 Program by USCIS

July 9th, 2014|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

By statute, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman submits an Annual Report to Congress by June 30 of each year. The Ombudsman's Annual Report must provide a summary of the most pervasive and serious problems encountered by individuals [...]

29 May, 2014

EB-5 Advocacy Conference Handbook – A Comprehensive Snapshot of the EB-5 Industry in 2014

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), CIS Ombudsman, Conferences, Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of Labor (DOL), Dept of State (DOS), Economic Impact, Events, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Services, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Membership, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law, SelectUSA, State / Local, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|

The 150 page 2014 EB-5 Advocacy Conference Handbook is a Must Have for All EB-5 Practitioners! Articles include:   Securities Laws IIUSA Supports Inter-Agency Collaboration To Protect Integrity of the EB-5 Program Jobs Act Rules Published and In Effect SEC v [...]

10 Oct, 2013
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Government Shutdown’s Implications on EB-5 Related Services

October 10th, 2013|Categories: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), CIS Ombudsman, Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of Labor (DOL), Dept of State (DOS), Dept of Treasury, Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), SelectUSA, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|

Certain components of the federal government that have roles within the EB-5 Program have been affected by the current federal government shutdown.  Below is a brief summary highlighting these effects according to their respective government agency affiliation (with links to [...]

30 Sep, 2013
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Trade Mission to China & Taiwan, Trip to Washington DC Recapped

September 30th, 2013|Categories: AmCham South China, CIS Ombudsman, Conferences, Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Events, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Government Affairs, Overseas, Partners, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), SelectUSA, Speaking Engagements, State / Local, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Part One: CIFIT & TICA Earlier this month, IIUSA had the privilege of leading a trade mission of over 115 IIUSA members to the 17th Annual China International Fair for Trade & Investment (CIFIT) in Xiamen.  IIUSA was honored to [...]

10 Jul, 2013
  • CIS Ombudsman Annual Report (EB-5 I-526 Chart)

CIS Ombudsman Office Releases 2013 Annual Report

July 10th, 2013|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

The USCIS Ombudsman's Office just released its 2013 Annual Report, which includes some important information on the EB-5 Program. The Report includes the official filing data on form I-924 applications for FY2010-FY2012. Below is a summary of the I-924 filing data: [...]