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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 [...]

17 May, 2019

EB-5 Industry Stakeholder Groups Submit Letter to Judiciary Committees in Joint Support of Reform and Reauthorization of EB-5 Program

May 17th, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Congress, Government Affairs|

On Friday, May 17, EB-5 stakeholder groups sent an industry-consensus letter to the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees in support of a uniform set of principles to strengthen and reform the EB-5 Regional Center Program before it expires on September 30, [...]

2 May, 2019

Now Available! IIUSA’s “How To” Course for EB-5 Grassroots Advocacy

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Webinars|

In April, IIUSA hosted a webinar about grassroots advocacy and conducting meetings with elected officials. The webinar was intended to demystify congressional meetings, whether on Capitol Hill or in a state/district office, and give participants  the tools they need to succeed at [...]

3 Apr, 2019

RSVP for a Free IIUSA Grassroots Advocacy Webinar

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Congress, Events, Government Affairs, Webinars|

IIUSA is pleased to offer this free, online training webinar to help you navigate The Hill, connect with the proper people, and say the right things to advance your interests. Details:  Free Webinar: Navigating the Hill: How to Ensure Your [...]

18 Feb, 2019

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

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

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

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
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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 [...]

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