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7 Feb, 2020

IIUSA Report: An Analytical Review of EB-5 Regional Center Approvals & Terminations

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

In our latest data report, An Analytical Review of EB-5 Regional Center Approvals and Terminations in 2019, IIUSA takes an in-depth look at the statistics of EB-5 Regional Centers from 2008 and 2019: the growth of Regional Centers, geographical distribution [...]

4 Feb, 2020

Member Perspective: “USCIS Re-Prioritizes EB-5 I-526 Adjudication Based on Visa Number Availability: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

February 4th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

This is a member perspective and the views of the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of IIUSA. Robert C. Divine leads the Global Immigration Group of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & [...]

29 Jan, 2020

Invitation to USCIS Public Stakeholder EB-5 Engagement, March 13, 2020

January 29th, 2020|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will be adjusting the process through which it manages the EB-5 visa petition inventory. The agency also announced a public engagement to discuss these changes for March 13, 2020. All [...]

29 Jan, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Announces Process Changes to Management of I-526 Petitions

January 29th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will be adjusting the process through which it manages the EB-5 visa petition inventory. Specifically, USCIS will now process Form I-526 petitions on a visa availability approach rather [...]

28 Jan, 2020

IIUSA Report: Form I-829 Q4 Data Analysis & FY2019 Full-Year Review

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Based on the latest Form I-829 quarterly statistics, IIUSA analyzed the most recent trends of I-829 petitions for Q4 (July 1st - September 30th) in fiscal year (FY) 2019. Members can access the full data report through your member portal [...]

22 Jan, 2020

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-526 Q4 Statistics Analysis & FY2019 Full-Year Review

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, USCIS published Form I-526 quarterly statistics for Q4 fiscal year (FY) 2019 (July 1st - September 30). As the EB-5 Regional Center Program was due for Congressional reauthorization by September 30, 2019, and the EB-5 Program was [...]

3 Jan, 2020

“A Deep Dive into the Data Lake of EB-5 Regional Centers Statistics”

January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

By Lee Y. Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Congress created the EB-5 Regional Center Program in 1992 with the goal of promoting regional economic growth through foreign direct investment from qualified EB-5 investors. After 28 yeas, EB-5 Regional Centers across the [...]

16 Dec, 2019

IIUSA Updates Its TEA Mapping Tool in Accordance with the New EB-5 Regulations

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

Earlier this week, IIUSA released a critical update to its mapping tool for high-unemployment areas that qualify as targeted employment areas (TEA) in accordance with the amended definition in the new EB-5 regulations that went into effect on November 21, [...]

3 Dec, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Publishes New Edition of Form I-924A: Regional Centers Required to Use New Version Beginning 12/6/19

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On November 21, 2019, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new edition of the form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center. According to the USCIS website, all Regional Centers who are required to file an I-924A for FY2019 will [...]

2 Dec, 2019

EB-5 Regulations Challenged in Federal District Court

December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On November 26, 2019 a complaint for injunctive relief was filled by Florida EB5 Investments LLC against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) challenging the EB-5 Immigration Investor Program Modernization Regulations (the "Regulations") which were published on November [...]