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27 Apr, 2018
  • kathy nuebel blog feature

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
  • DHS

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
  • Capitol Featured

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
  • TEA Maps Featured

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
  • Cissna

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
  • Nomination

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 [...]

24 May, 2017
  • RCBJ

“TEA Designations: Proposed DHS Rule Would Significantly Alter the Process”

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

by Michael Kester, Economist, Impact DataSource On January 13th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend certain regulations governing the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. A significant portion of the proposed rules are [...]

6 Apr, 2017
  • notepad

Submit Your Comments to DHS on Proposed EB-5 Regulations by April 11

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

In January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published two separate proposed rules in the Federal Register, one addresses program monitoring and oversight, the other addresses TEAs and investment amounts. The deadline to provide comments on either of the proposed [...]

23 Mar, 2017
  • notepad

Final Call: Submit your Comments on Proposed EB-5 Regulations

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

In January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published two separate proposed rules in the Federal Register, one addresses program monitoring and oversight, the other addresses TEAs and investment amounts. Both have a comment period that ends on April 11. [...]

2 Mar, 2017
  • Capitol Featured

House Judiciary Committee Announces Hearing on The Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs|

House Judiciary Committee: The Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program Time: 10:00 AM (EST) Location:Rayburn House Office Building Presiding: Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) Link: Click Here The House Judiciary Committee has announced that it has scheduled a hearing on The [...]