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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
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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 [...]

14 Apr, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q1 Quarterly Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, 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 Q1 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (October-December). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

13 Apr, 2017
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IIUSA Submits Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On April 11, IIUSA with the help of its Public Policy Committee, submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) its comments and recommendations on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization. The NPRM, available here, [...]

12 Apr, 2017
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U.S. Department of State Issues May Visa Bulletin: EB-5 Category Now “Unauthorized”

April 12th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On April 12, the Department of State-Bureau of Consular Affairs released its Visa Bulletin for the month of May (View PDF). All EB-5 Regional Center categories have gone to "U" meaning unauthorized. Authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program is [...]

27 Mar, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Remarks & Recording from USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement Now Available!

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On March 3, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held an EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to enhance dialogue with stakeholders. During the first part of this engagement, USCIS officials provided EB-5 program updates [...]

22 Mar, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Annouces Launch of New EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Yesterday, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of its new EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program. According to USCIS Regional center compliance audits are an additional way that the agency is looking to enhance program integrity and verify [...]

21 Mar, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report on Annual I-526 and I-829 Petition Statistics Updated through FY 2016

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

IIUSA is pleased to announce that our annual data reports on I-526 and I-829 petition statistics are updated to included data through FY2016. The reports are a data visualization and analysis on historical and recent petitions statistics and serve to [...]

16 Mar, 2017
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Member Perspective: The Latest EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting Shows USCIS Is Still Trying to Catch Up With EB-5 Program Growth

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

by Peng & Weber, Attorneys at Law At the most recent EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program stakeholder engagement on March 3, 2017, (Listen to Recording) USCIS officials provided updates on steps that the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) is taking to [...]