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2 Aug, 2019

IIUSA Member Perspective: “The New EB-5 Regulations – Modernization or Regression?

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Membership, Research / Analysis|

This is a member perspective and the views of the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of IIUSA By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Partner, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP  On July 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]

2 Jul, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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 [...]

10 Jun, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Ken Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security announced Kenneth Cuccinelli will serve as the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) effective June 10. The official press release can be viewed below. From USCIS  WASHINGTON— Department of Homeland [...]

16 Jul, 2018

August 2018 Visa Bulletin Highlights Unchanged Final Action Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

Last week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of August 1, 2014 for Mainland-China and Vietnam born visa applicants [...]

27 Apr, 2018

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik Highlights Agency Plans for Proposed EB-5 Regulations at IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Events|

(Ms. Kathy Nuebel Kovarik spoke at IIUSA’s 2018 EB-5 Advocacy Conference) For the first time in front of the EB-5 industry, Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy, delivered a keynote address to kick [...]

26 Mar, 2018

Homeland Security Inspector General Issues Report on USCIS Green Card Processing Times

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

Earlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a report by the DHS Inspector General on Green Card processing time. The report concluded the "USCIS has unclear website information and unrealistic time goals for adjudicating green card application". [...]

16 Jan, 2018

EB-5 Industry Special Report-Advocacy Updates from your Trade Association

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Pending Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program Last week, IIUSA had another round of bicameral and bipartisan meetings with EB-5 negotiators. There will likely be another short-term CR for federal appropriations extending all programs (including EB-5) and current funding until [...]

3 Jan, 2018

Explored the IIUSA TEA Analytic Mapping Tools Lately?

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

The interactive maps below help to visualize how various policy proposals ( the economically highly distressed criteria versus the New Market Tax Credit criteria) in addition to regulatory proposal by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reform Targeted Employment Areas's [...]

11 Dec, 2017

CIS Ombudsman 2017 Annual Conference Highlights the Implementation of Heightened Fraud Detection

December 11th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Events, Government Affairs|

On December 7th, IIUSA attended the 2017 Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Among other speakers were Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Kielsen, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna, and [...]

13 Oct, 2017

Kirstjen Nielsen Nominated for Secretary of DHS

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

Earlier this week, President Trump nominated White House Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen to be the new Secretary of Homeland Security. The position was became vacant when former Secretary John Kelly left to be President Trump's White House Chief [...]

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