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11 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: EB-5 Processing Time Ranges Remain Unchanged from Previous Month

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA's latest date report highlights EB-5 processing times through June 2019. The report shows that EB-5 processing time ranges remain unchanged from May 2019 and that processing times remain well above their historical averages. Earlier this year IIUSA submitted a [...]

2 Jul, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

OMB Completes Review of EB-5 Regulations

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) posted that it concluded its review of the Obama-era regulations, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization, initially introduced in January 2017. While we know the content of the proposed [...]

28 Jun, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: The Continued Decline in I-526 Processing Volume

June 28th, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, USCIS published performance data on FY 2019 Q2  (January-March) processing volume. The data presented was not what the EB-5 Industry wanted to see with processing volume dropping 62% in Q2 which follows a 36% drop in Q1. [...]

24 Jun, 2019

“Regional Center Compliance Obligations: A Closer Look”

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by David Morris, Managing Director, DC Regional Center The opportunity to operate an EB-5 regional center (“RC”) is a privilege. Status as a designated RC is granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only after approval of a [...]

10 Jun, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Ken Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security announced Kenneth Cuccinelli will serve as the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) effective June 10. The official press release can be viewed below. From USCIS  WASHINGTON— Department of Homeland [...]

9 Apr, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

IIUSA Sends Memo to USCIS on Redeployment Policy

April 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, IIUSA sent a memo to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) outlining the industry’s concerns and specific areas of needed clarification or changes to USCIS's redeployment policy. The memo was submitting upon request by USCIS. In October 2018, [...]

29 Mar, 2019

EB-5 Litigation Monthly Summary: Brought to you by IIUSA

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA is pleased to launch a new members-only resource: monthly litigation summary highlighting the most topical EB-5 litigation cases taking place in the courtrooms. Members can view full case updates and access the court documents from the EB-5 Litigation Library on IIUSA’s [...]

15 Mar, 2019

IIUSA Member Analysis: Zhang v. USCIS: What It Is and What It Means for EB-5 Petitioners

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

By Rana Jazayerli, Partner, Klingner Jazayerli LLP On November 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Zhang, et al. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., No. 15-cv-995 (D.C. Nov. [...]

8 Mar, 2019

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Q4 2018 Statistics and Analysis

March 8th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this month, USCIS published data on Q4 2018 (September-December) I-526 and I-829 adjudication trends. IIUSA was pleased to publish our analysis on Form I-526 last week (read here) and we are happy to highlight our analysis on Form I-829 [...]

1 Mar, 2019

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-526 Q4 2018 Statistics and Analysis

March 1st, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, USCIS published data on Q4 2018 (September-December) I-526 adjudication trends and IIUSA is pleased to publish our most recent analysis. The in-depth analysis focuses on the significant economic contribution EB-5 is making, the impact of the efforts [...]

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