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21 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Business Journal Sneak Peak: “USCIS Compliance Audits – Preparing Regional Centers for the First Wave”

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Regional Center Compliance Audits On March 20, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of the EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program. The program was characterized as an additional way to enhance EB-5 program integrity and verify [...]

16 Jun, 2017
  • Membership

IIUSA Best Practices Committee Seeking Information on USCIS Site Visits

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

The Best Practices Committee is seeking to collect information and details from any Regional Centers that have experienced USCIS site visits at one or more of their project sites. The committee is working on a member resource to help Regional [...]

15 Jun, 2017
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USCIS Policy Manual Update: Finalizes EB-5 Sustainment and Redeployment of Capital

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

(View PDF) by Robert C. Divine, IIUSA Vice-President Emeritus, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz On June 14, USCIS issued a revised Volume 6 of its Policy Manual which concerns EB-5 investors. The goal was to finalize policy first [...]

12 Jun, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q2 Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last  week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q2 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (January-March). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

6 Jun, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Now Posting EB-5 Regional Center Termination Notices Online

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that existing Regional Center termination notices are now available online and that additional notices will be posted as they become available. You can access the Regional Center termination notices here. Immigrant [...]

30 May, 2017
  • MArch Data

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for I-526 and I-829 Petitions Reach an All-Time High

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of March 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I‐526 petitions that it received before September 20, 2015 (a two week increase over the processing times published in February); the I‐829 petitions that USCIS received before October 12, 2014 (up [...]

25 May, 2017
  • notepad

Analysis of Recently Updated Version of Form I-829

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On April 21, 2017 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Status. It was announced that beginning July 24, 2017, USCIS will only accept the 4/21/17 edition of [...]

28 Apr, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

4/26 USCIS Stakeholder Engagement Recording Now Available!

April 28th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On Wednesday April, 26 USCIS hosted a stakeholder engagement to discuss the Form I-924, Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program. This webinar will discuss certain changes to the Dec. 23, 2016 edition of Form I-924. Form [...]

24 Apr, 2017
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Tickets Still Available for this Week’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Congress, Dept of State (DOS), Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

We hope you will be one of the  EB-5 industry leaders in Washington, D.C. for this week's the 10th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference, April 26-28, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis. This year's event has already 325+ registrants (see attendee list [...]

21 Apr, 2017
  • processing times featured

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through Feb. 28, 2017

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of January 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) petition processing times are posted using a specific date format rather than weeks or months. According to USCIS, this is the “first step to providing processing times that are timelier [...]