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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 [...]

21 Nov, 2019
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

EB-5 Regional Center Program Regulations Take Effect

November 21st, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Today, Thursday, November 21, 2019, the final rule which makes regulatory changes to the EB-5 Regional Center Program went into effect after the 120 waiting period of the final rule being published. The final rule, which can be read in [...]

18 Nov, 2019

“EB-5 Capital Redeployment: Investors First!”

November 18th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Walter S. Gindin, CanAm Enterprises Capital redeployment is one of the most important issues concerning EB-5 investors today. It impacts both existing investors, particularly those subject to EB-5 visa backlogs, and prospective investors, who in addition to evaluating the [...]

13 Nov, 2019

New IIUSA Data Analysis Available: FY 2019 Visa Usage and Wait Time Estimates

November 13th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Events, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division at U.S. Department of State presents his latest statistics at the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum in Seattle, WA For the 5th year in a row, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, [...]

11 Nov, 2019

Sarah Kendall Remarks from the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum Now Available

November 11th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Events, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Ms. Sarah M. Kendall, Chief of the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) at USCIS, addresses attendees at the 9th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum in Seattle, WA On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 IIUSA was honored to welcome Ms. Sarah [...]

7 Nov, 2019

USCIS Updates EB-5 Policy Manual to Conform with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

On November 6, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Policy Alert, announcing that  the agency is updating its Policy Manual to reflect the new provisions on the the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule, which was [...]