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29 Jul, 2016
  • FINCEN Featured

FinCEN Issues FAQ’s to Assist Institutions in Understanding Scope of Customer Due Diligence Requirements

July 29th, 2016|Categories: Dept of Treasury, Government Affairs|

The Financial Crimes Enforcement network (FinCEN), part of the United States Department of Treasury, has issued Frequently Asked Questions to assist financial institutions in understanding the scope of the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Requirements for Financial Institutions published in May [...]

2 Mar, 2016
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

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 [...]

26 Jan, 2016
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

FinCEN Issues Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) Aimed at Combating Money Laundering in Real Estate Sector

January 26th, 2016|Categories: Dept of Treasury, Government Affairs|

On January 14 The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), under the United States Department of Treasury, issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that will temporarily require certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay [...]

6 Feb, 2015

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Regional Center to Co-Host EB-5 Forum in San Juan on February 13

February 6th, 2015|Categories: Conferences, Dept of Treasury, Speaking Engagements|

On February 13, The New York Fed along with IIUSA-member Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Regional Center will be co-hosting an event in San Juan, Puerto Rico titled, "Forum on the EB-5 Economic Development Program." The half-day event will convene stakeholders [...]

16 Dec, 2013
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New Leader of EB-5 Program has a Background in Fighting Financial Crimes

December 16th, 2013|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of Treasury, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA recently learned of a change at the head of the EB-5 Program within the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) as Nicholas Colucci assumes the position of Acting EB-5 Program Chief previously held by Daniel Renaud. Colucci has [...]

10 Oct, 2013
  • 2013-03-0307.13.48.100822

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 [...]