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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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16 Jan, 2018
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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 [...]

19 Dec, 2017
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Advocacy Updates: New Regulatory Dates & EB-5 Reform a Narrow Path Forward

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs ("OIRA") has updated the Trump Administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. While the Administration has been working to deregulate the federal bureaucracy, EB-5 does not seem to be in this category [...]

8 Dec, 2017
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Short-term Continuing Resolution to Extend EB-5 Program until 12/22

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

On December 7th, Congress voted to extend federal funding and many government programs, including the EB-5 Regional Center Program, until December 22nd in a Continuing Resolution ("CR") with no changes to any federal programs. Republican offices in Congressional and Judiciary Committee leadership have [...]

22 Sep, 2017
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Contact your Member of Congress Using the IIUSA EB-5 Champion Page and Receive a Discount to the EB-5 Industry Forum!

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Congress, Government Affairs|

Last month, IIUSA launched a brand new webpage to help EB-5 stakeholders contact Congress in support of the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The customized page allows EB-5 stakeholders to quickly and easily contact their elected officials in the House of [...]

11 Sep, 2017
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President Trump Signs Continuing Resolution Funding the Federal Government Through Dec. 8

September 11th, 2017|Categories: Alerts, Congress, Government Affairs, White House|

On Friday September 8th, President Trump signed H.R. 601 that will provide funding for the federal government and extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program until December 8th. IIUSA Statement on the Extension  IIUSA appreciates the inclusion of the EB-5 Regional [...]

7 Sep, 2017
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IIUSA Statement on the Stopgap Continuing Resolution

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Statements, White House|

IIUSA appreciates the inclusion of the EB-5 Regional Center Program in the latest stopgap continuing resolution (CR) and urges leaders in Congress to reach a permanent legislative solution prior to December 8. The EB-5 Program – responsible for providing our [...]

9 Aug, 2017
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Get Engaged! Check Out IIUSA’s New “EB-5 Champion” Advocacy Webpage to Contact Congress Today

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

Earlier this week, IIUSA launched a brand new webpage to help EB-5 stakeholders contact Congress in support of the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The customized page allows EB-5 stakeholders to quickly and easily contact their elected officials in the House [...]

5 Jul, 2017
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CIS Ombudsman Submits Annual Report to Congress Highlighting Various Efforts to Improve the EB-5 Program

July 5th, 2017|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Congress, Government Affairs|

Last week, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) submitted its 2017 Annual Report to Congress. The Ombudsman's role is to assist individuals and employers with problems with USCIS and make recommendations to improve the delivery of immigration [...]

22 Jun, 2017
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IIUSA Comments on Two Draft EB-5 Bills Showing Multi-Year Reauthorization is Within Reach

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

IIUSA has been hard at work encouraging lawmakers to come to consensus in reforming and reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program. While progress has been slow as a new Congress and Administration took office to start the year, in the [...]

1 Jun, 2017
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IIUSA Publishes Additional Analyses to Report on TEA Policy Changes included in Draft EB-5 Legislation

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

Addendum Provides Further Insight into Potential Targeted Employment Area Policy Reform Earlier this month, an updated targeted employment area (TEA) report was published by Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the non-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center industry, which [...]