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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 [...]

10 Dec, 2018
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“Regional Center Compliance Reviews”

December 10th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Susan Pilcher, Senior Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Elsie Hui Arias, Partner, , Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (“IPO”) has commenced its long-anticipated program of regional [...]

6 Dec, 2018
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“Is the Investment Truly at Risk? How Call Options Could Result in I-526 Petition Denials”

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Ozzie Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA  In an ever-changing EB-5 investor program wrought with complexities and USCIS surprises, there has always been an unwavering tenet: the investment must remain at-risk. Unfortunately, USCIS continued its practice of unilaterally changing the [...]

27 Nov, 2018
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New USCIS Data Page Consolidates Data into an Easily Navigable Resource

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has consolidated immigration and citizenship data previously housed throughout its website onto a single easy to navigate page. The agency also provided users a a document to better help explore [...]

20 Nov, 2018
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Recording of 11/19 USCIS Stakeholder Engagement Now Available

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On November 19,  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hosted a stakeholder engagement as part of USCIS’ continued efforts to enhance dialogue between the agency and the EB-5 stakeholder community. On the first part of the engagement USCIS officials provided agency [...]

16 Nov, 2018
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IIUSA Submits Comments to USCIS on Policy Manual Update of Debt Arrangements

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, Invest in the USA (IIUSA)  submitted comments to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in response to the USCIS Policy Alert on "Immigrant Investors and Debt Arrangements" released on October 30, 2018. The comments reflect the [...]

15 Nov, 2018
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q3 Processing Statistics for I-924 Applications

November 15th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA’s latest report highlights key processing statitics from the last fiscal quarter as well as year-over-year changes for Form I-924/I-924A (Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program). Q3 I-526 Report  Q3 I-829 Report  Key Highlights:  Applications: USCIS [...]

12 Nov, 2018
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q3 Processing Statistics for I-829 Petitions

November 12th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA's latest report highlights key processing statitics from the last fiscal quarter as well as year-over-year changes for Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status). The report highlights growing I-829 fillings, increasing numbers of pending [...]

9 Nov, 2018
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Highlights of the 2018 EB-5 Industry Forum!

November 9th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Dept of State (DOS), Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum Delivers Education, Business Development and Key Industry Intelligence Last week, IIUSA and AILA welcomed the EB-5 industry to Chicago for the annual EB-5 Industry Forum, which brought together nearly 350 industry leaders for 2+ [...]