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4 Jun, 2020
  • I-829 petitions filed FY2020Q1

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 Statistics and Trends

June 4th, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), USCIS Adjudication|Tags: , , , |

For just the second time in EB-5 history, over 1,000 investors filed their I-829 petitions in the past quarter. The continued growth in I-829 filings validates that the EB-5 Program has been creating an increasing number of jobs for U.S. [...]

1 Jun, 2020

Member Perspective: “FAQ: CORONAVIRUS AND EB-5 TEAS”

June 1st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Originally Published by Impact DataSource  As unemployment claims rise and uncertainty about the near-term and long-term impacts abound, we are getting a lot of questions about how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact high unemployment EB-5 TEAs (COVID-19 will not [...]

27 May, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Set to Resume Public Services at Individual Domestic Offices on June 4

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would begin reopening individual domestic offices beginning on June 4, 2020. Offices have been closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis since mid-March. See below for the full announcement [...]

22 May, 2020

RCBJ Perspectives: “Regional Center Considerations Under New TEA Regime”

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

 By Walter S. Gindin, Director, Legal Affairs, CanAm Enterprises  The EB-5 Program changed significantly on November 21, 2019 when the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) final EB-5 Modernization Rule (the “Final Rule”) took effect. The Final Rule made several [...]

24 Apr, 2020

USCIS Extends Office Closures Until June 4

April 24th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

From USCIS  On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to re-open in [...]

13 Apr, 2020

Recording Now Available: EB-5 in the Courts: Lawsuits, Litigation and Influencing the Industry’s Future

April 13th, 2020|Categories: EB-5 Advocacy Webinar, Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA is pleased to announce that the recording of last weeks live webinar "EB-5 in the Courts: Lawsuits, Litigation and Influencing the Industry’s Future" is now available for download through the EB-5 Education Library. Part of the association’s new multipart [...]

2 Apr, 2020

USCIS Office Closures Extended Until at Least May 3

April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

From USCIS:  On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on [...]

1 Apr, 2020

Understanding the New EB-5 Regulations: New Webinar Now Available in IIUSA EB-5 Education Library

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Webinars|

A new e-learning resource is now available to EB-5 stakeholders. A webinar-style course, Understanding the New EB-5 Regulations, discusses the regulatory changes made to the EB-5 Program effective November 21, 2019 and what these changes mean for the industry today [...]

27 Mar, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that due to ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic that it will be more flexible on requests for evidence (RFE's) and notice of intents to deny (NOIDs) dated between March 1 and [...]

19 Mar, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS to Temporarily Close Offices to the Public March 18-April 1

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

In response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak USCIS has announced that it will suspend all in-person services at field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers from March 18-April 1. From USCIS:  Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [...]