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27 Mar, 2020

IIUSA Clarifies Rumors of Dramatically Lower Investment Amounts

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Last week, Politico published an article claiming Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) was pushing the White House to include EB-5 visa provisions in the $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency stimulus bill. Specifically, Politico wrote that Senator Graham sought to reduce an immigrant [...]

28 Feb, 2020

Bill Introduced to Help Ease USCIS Case Backlog

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

On February 26, 2020, H.R. 5971 the Case Backlog and Transparency Act of 2020, was introduced by Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH). The bill aims to amend the Immigration Services and Infrastructure Improvements Act of 2000 to [...]

12 Feb, 2020

Just Announced: House Judiciary Chief Counsel to Participate in IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Summit

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Conferences, Congress, Events, Government Affairs|

Chief Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship David Shahoulian to Address Attendees of the IIUSA EB-5 Leaders Advocacy Summit David Shahoulian, Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship [...]

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 [...]