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20 Dec, 2019

EB-5 Reauthorized through FY2020 with Federal Spending Bill

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Yesterday, Congress passed a FY2020 spending bill that funds the federal government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 30, 2020. The bill has been sent to the President's desk, which he is expected to sign. This extension [...]

21 Nov, 2019

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution Funding the Government through December 20

November 21st, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, White House|

Earlier today, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) funding the federal government through December 20, 2019. Not only does the CR prevent a government shutdown, it also extends the EB-5 Program's authorization. The CR now awaits President Trump's signature. [...]

6 Nov, 2019

IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Alert – Long-term EB-5 Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the Senate

November 6th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S. 2778 the Immigrant Investor Program Reform Act. The measure will finally provide a long-term reauthorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program as well as long-overdue [...]

10 Oct, 2019

RCBJ Sneak Peek: “E Pluribus Unum”

October 10th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

The below article will be featured in the Q4 IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal available later this month.  by Aaron Grau, IIUSA, Executive Director  The United States’ motto is a Latin phrase meaning “out of many, one.” What could be [...]

27 Sep, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

President Trump Signs Continuing Resolution Funding Government Through Nov. 21

September 27th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, White House|

Earlier today. President Trump signed H.R. 4378 a short-term continuing resolution (CR) funding the government through November 21, 2019. The CR prevents a government shutdown and also ensures that the EB-5 Regional Center Programs authorization is extended. This short-term extension [...]

26 Sep, 2019

Continuing Resolution (CR) Clears Senate, Awaiting President’s Signature

September 26th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Earlier today, the Senate cleared H.R. 4378 a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through November 21, 2019. The CR prevents a government shutdown which would have occurred on October 1, 2019 and importantly it also ensures [...]

26 Sep, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

TBT: CIS 2016 Ombudsman Report to Congress Highlights EB-5

September 26th, 2019|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Congress, 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 provides a summary of the most [...]

23 Sep, 2019

IIUSA Member Perspective: “From the City to The Hill: EB-5 Dialogue with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries”

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Membership|

By Christina Dilbone, Mona Shah & Associates Global On an overcast Monday afternoon in a conference room sitting high atop New York City, EB-5 attorneys, developers and project managers sat around a large roundtable to discuss legislative issues surrounding the [...]

16 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Submits Statement for the Record in Advance of House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Processing Delays at USCIS

July 16th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee is hosting a hearing titled "Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services". The purpose of the hearing is to highlight the growing delays in USCIS petition processing and policy changes [...]

12 Jul, 2019

House Passes HR 1044; Bill on “Hold” in Senate

July 12th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

On July 10th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.  The bill removes the per-country caps for employment-based visas, including EB-5. While the bill passed the House, it still needs to [...]