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18 Feb, 2019
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IIUSA Statement on HR 1044 – Bill to Remove Per-Country Caps

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Congress, Government Affairs, Statements|

On February 7, 2019, members of Congress introduced a bill that would remove the per-country caps for U.S. employment-based immigration visas, including the EB-5 category. IIUSA’s statement regarding the bill reflected the need to address the visa backlog problem and expand the EB-5 program in a comprehensive [...]

28 Jan, 2019
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EB-5 Regional Center Program Receives Three-Week Extension

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, White House|

Last Friday evening, President Trump signed a short-term spending bill to end the shutdown and re-open government. The “Further Additional Continuing Appropriation Act, 2019” is a continuing resolution (CR) that provides fiscal year 2019 appropriations through Feb. 15, 2019. In [...]

14 Jan, 2019
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February Visa Bulletin: EB-5 Visa Category Remains “Unauthorized” Due to Shutdown

January 14th, 2019|Categories: Congress, Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs|

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the February 2019 Visa Bulletin (View PDF). The EB-5 Regional Center category has been listed as “U” meaning unauthorized for issuance. As such the EB-5 visa category is currently [...]

3 Jan, 2019
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A Year in Review: From Your EB-5 Industry Trade Association

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Membership, Milestones, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

This past year gave IIUSA and the EB-5 community a challenge or two! Between Capitol Hill, the Administration, and even IIUSA’s staff changes, it seemed opportunity seldom knocked. I believe, however, that challenges are always best met…with a smile. Milton [...]

24 Dec, 2018
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Impact of Government Shutdown on USCIS Operations

December 24th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As announced on Friday, House and Senate lawmakers adjourned without reaching a deal to fund portions of the federal government. As a result a partial government shutdown began at midnight 12/22. The following federal departments will are impacted by the partial [...]

7 Dec, 2018
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Advocacy Alert: EB-5 Gets Clean Extension Until Dec. 21

December 7th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Today, December 7, 2018, President Trump signed a stopgap spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown and giving the EB-5 Program a short-term extension until December 21. IIUSA is active on Capitol Hill and will continue to visit offices and advocate [...]

4 Dec, 2018
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Contact Congress Ahead of the EB-5 Program Reauthorization Deadline

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

CALL TO ACTION To ensure widespread support of EB-5 Regional Center Program's reauthorization, we encourage you to contact your congressional delegation today to tell them that EB-5 is working in their state and district. With the easy to use tools [...]

28 Sep, 2018
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EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Through December 7th

September 28th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, White House|

Today, President Trump signed a spending package that includes a short-term continuing resolution (CR) extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 7, 2018. The spending bill included a full-year appropriation for the departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human [...]

13 Sep, 2018
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EB-5 Expected to Extend Through Dec. 7, 2018

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Alerts, Congress, Government Affairs|

IIUSA Advocacy Alert - September 13, 2018 Today House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) announced the Committee will introduce legislation to fund the government through December 7, 2018.  . The continuing resolution includes language that extends authorization of [...]

10 Aug, 2018
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IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Alert – August 2018

August 10th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Report from the Hill  On July 25th the House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill that included an amendment from Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) that proposes to eliminate per country caps for [...]