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19 Mar, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS to Temporarily Close Offices to the Public March 18-April 1

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

In response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak USCIS has announced that it will suspend all in-person services at field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers from March 18-April 1. From USCIS:  Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [...]

16 Mar, 2020

Member Analysis: IPO Engagement regarding I-526 Inventory Processing Change

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

This information contained in this member analysis is for educational purposes and should in no way be construed as legal advice. Any opinions expressed belong solely to our guest contributor.  Carolyn Lee is the Founder of Carolyn Lee PLLC. [...]

13 Mar, 2020

Reminder: Dial In for Today’s USCIS Stakeholder Engagement

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As a reminder, USCIS will be hosting its first EB-5 stakeholder engagement of 2020 today March 13, 2020 from 11am-12pm est. All EB-5 stakeholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance of and participate in this important engagement. Last month, [...]

9 Mar, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement Now Via Teleconference Only

March 9th, 2020|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

This Friday, March 13, USCIS plans to host its first stakeholder engagement of 2020. All EB-5 stakeholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance of and participate in this important engagement. In preparation for the call, the IIUSA Public Policy [...]

4 Mar, 2020

IIUSA Files Lawsuit Naming DHS and USCIS in Regards to FOIA Delays

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On March 2, 2020, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) filed a lawsuit naming the Department of Homeland Security and the US Citizenship Immigration Service (USCIS) as defendants. The lawsuit is based on the defendants’ delay in providing specific information under [...]

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 [...]