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20 Oct, 2017
  • 924a Featured

Reminder: EB-5 Regional Centers File Your I-924A by December 29th

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

It’s that time of year again! As a reminder, all EB-5 Regional Centers must file form I-924A for each individual Regional Center designated during or before the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Regional Centers must file form I-924A with USCIS by [...]

9 Oct, 2017
  • Cissna

Senate Votes to Confirm Lee Francis Cissna as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On October 5, 2017, Lee Francis Cissna was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 54-43. Mr. Cissna who is a longtime immigration attorney at the Homeland Security was also on detail for the Senate Judiciary Committee and [...]

3 Oct, 2017
  • blog

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through July 31, 2017

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of July 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I-526 petitions that it received before November 22, 2015 (unchanged from the previous month); the I-829 petitions that USCIS received before April 1, 2015 (advanced by 2.5 months); and the I-924 applications [...]

27 Sep, 2017
  • I-829

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q3 Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

September 27th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, 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 Q3 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (June-August). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

13 Sep, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Announces EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement from New York City, 11/07/2017

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

Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that its next in-person EB-5 stakeholder engagement will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m at the USCIS New York City Field Office. During the engagement USCIS [...]

1 Sep, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Employment Based Visa Applicants

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning October 1, 2017 it will be expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States. These [...]

28 Aug, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

Recording of USCIS Stakeholder Webinar on Recent Changes to I924A Now Available

August 28th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On Thursday, August 24, USCIS hosted a stakeholder webinar to discuss Form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center, and the recent changes to the form that took effect on December 23, 2016. Starting February 21, 2017, USCIS began accepting only [...]

24 Aug, 2017
  • Webinar

Reminder: USCIS to Host Stakeholder Webinar on Recent Form I-924A Changes Today 8/24

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As a reminder USCIS will host a stakeholder webinar today Thursday, August 24 from 1:00 to 2:00pm to discuss Form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center, and the recent changes to the form that took effect on December 23, 2016. [...]

17 Aug, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Terminations and Impacts on Immigrant Families

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Michele Franchett, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; David Strashnoy, Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP We know from the pleas of immigrant families that not everything is Zen when it comes to regional center (RC) [...]

16 Aug, 2017
  • Webinar

USCIS to Host Stakeholder Webinar on Recent Form I-924A Changes on 8/24

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

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will host a stakeholder webinar next Thursday, August 24 from 1:00 to 2:00pm to discuss Form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center, and the changes to the recent changes to the [...]