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9 Sep, 2019

Reminder: Dial in for USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Listening Session Today

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Listening Session at 2pm ET Today   This is a friendly reminder to dial in for U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' (USCIS) EB-5 stakeholder listening session today, Monday, September 9 at 2pm ET. . The engagement will [...]

9 Aug, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Announces Stakeholder Engagement for September 9

August 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will host a public listening session with EB-5 stakeholders as part of ongoing efforts to enhance dialogue between the agency and the industry. The engagement will provide additional information [...]

23 Jul, 2019

MEMBER ANALYSIS: The Rush is On, New EB-5 Rule Nearly Doubles Minimum Investment in 120 Days

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

by Robert Divine; Shareholder; Global Immigration Group; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C., USCIS has sent its final EB-5 regulation to the Federal Register for publication tomorrow.  Effective for I-526 filings arriving at USCIS on or after November 21, [...]

23 Jul, 2019

IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Alert – Regulations Scheduled to be Published in the Federal Register

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

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24th, the final EB-5 program regulations are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register. The new rule goes into effect on November 21st. IIUSA will be monitoring the regulation’s final steps and fully evaluating the text. [...]

19 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: Form I-924 & I-924A Adjudication Trends

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA’s latest date report highlights EB-5 Form I-924 & I-924A adjudication data through Q2 2019. Key highlights of the report can be explored below and IIUSA members can access the in-depth analysis through our member portal. Additional Q2 adjudication data [...]

11 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: EB-5 Processing Time Ranges Remain Unchanged from Previous Month

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA's latest date report highlights EB-5 processing times through June 2019. The report shows that EB-5 processing time ranges remain unchanged from May 2019 and that processing times remain well above their historical averages. Earlier this year IIUSA submitted a [...]

2 Jul, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

OMB Completes Review of EB-5 Regulations

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) posted that it concluded its review of the Obama-era regulations, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization, initially introduced in January 2017. While we know the content of the proposed [...]

28 Jun, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: The Continued Decline in I-526 Processing Volume

June 28th, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, USCIS published performance data on FY 2019 Q2  (January-March) processing volume. The data presented was not what the EB-5 Industry wanted to see with processing volume dropping 62% in Q2 which follows a 36% drop in Q1. [...]

24 Jun, 2019

“Regional Center Compliance Obligations: A Closer Look”

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by David Morris, Managing Director, DC Regional Center The opportunity to operate an EB-5 regional center (“RC”) is a privilege. Status as a designated RC is granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only after approval of a [...]

10 Jun, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Ken Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security announced Kenneth Cuccinelli will serve as the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) effective June 10. The official press release can be viewed below. From USCIS  WASHINGTON— Department of Homeland [...]

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