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15 Mar, 2019
  • Court Decision

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
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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
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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 [...]

23 Feb, 2019
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IIUSA Advocacy Alert: EB-5 Regulations Update

February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

The final USCIS EB-5 regulations have progressed to the Office of Management and Budget. IIUSA will continue to monitor developments and provide additional information as it becomes available.

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
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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 [...]