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10 Feb, 2017
  • Research-&-Analysis

President Trump’s Travel Ban and EB-5: What You Need to Know by Robert C. Divine

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, White House|

by Robert C. Divine, Vice President, IIUSA; Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz  Everyone is reading the news about President Trump's executive order "travel ban" for people "from" the previously identified seven "countries of concern": Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, [...]

7 Jul, 2014

President Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action on Immigration Reform

July 7th, 2014|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, White House|

On Monday June 30th in a fifteen-minute prepared speech, President Barack Obama announced his intentions to take executive action on immigration reform measures that failed to be taken up by the House of Representatives since the Senate passed S.744 last [...]

30 May, 2014

President Obama Announces Second Annual SelectUSA Investment Summit to be Held March 2015

May 30th, 2014|Categories: Conferences, Events, Government Affairs, Press Releases, Press Room, SelectUSA, White House|

On Tuesday May 20th, during a White House Round table on Investing in America, President Barack Obama announced the next SelectUSA Investment Summit will be held March 23-24, 2015, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland near Washington, DC (sign [...]

29 May, 2014

EB-5 Advocacy Conference Handbook – A Comprehensive Snapshot of the EB-5 Industry in 2014

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), CIS Ombudsman, Conferences, Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of Labor (DOL), Dept of State (DOS), Economic Impact, Events, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Services, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Membership, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law, SelectUSA, State / Local, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|

The 150 page 2014 EB-5 Advocacy Conference Handbook is a Must Have for All EB-5 Practitioners! Articles include:   Securities Laws IIUSA Supports Inter-Agency Collaboration To Protect Integrity of the EB-5 Program Jobs Act Rules Published and In Effect SEC v [...]

10 Oct, 2013
  • 2013-03-0307.13.48.100822

Government Shutdown’s Implications on EB-5 Related Services

October 10th, 2013|Categories: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), CIS Ombudsman, Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of Labor (DOL), Dept of State (DOS), Dept of Treasury, Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), SelectUSA, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|

Certain components of the federal government that have roles within the EB-5 Program have been affected by the current federal government shutdown.  Below is a brief summary highlighting these effects according to their respective government agency affiliation (with links to [...]

8 Jul, 2013
  • IIUSA Capitol Building

White House Nominates USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

July 8th, 2013|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|

On June 27th, the White House announced its presidential nominations in a press release which included current USCIS Director, Alejandro Mayorkas, being nominated for the position of Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The previous Deputy Secretary, Jane [...]

5 Jun, 2013
  • IIUSA Capitol Building

IIUSA Sends Letter to the White House Regarding USCIS Processing Backlog

June 5th, 2013|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|

Last Thursday (5/9), IIUSA sent a letter to the White House regarding the EB-5 processing backlog and its stifling effect on EB-5 capital formation and job creation to draw attention from the Executive Branch on the severity of this issue. [...]

31 Jan, 2013
  • IIUSA Capitol Building

Legislative Update: Prospects for Immigration, and EB-5 Program, Reform

January 31st, 2013|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Congress, Government Affairs, White House|

The political environment resulting from the 2012 elections has made comprehensive immigration reform (“CIR”) a top priority for the 113th Congress.  There is a lot of media coverage this week on the various proposals and legislative frameworks that are coming [...]

2 Oct, 2012
  • clock

President Obama signed S3245 last Friday, making EB-5 Regional Center Program re-authorization official!

October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Congress, Milestones, White House|Tags: , , , , , |

The three year re-authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program is official, as of last Friday 9/28.  With President Obama's signature, S. 3245 - after passing the Senate with unanimous support and the House by a margin of 412-3 - [...]

13 Sep, 2012
  • IIUSA Capitol Building

House Passes S. 3245, Sends 3 Year Reauthorization of EB-5 Regional Center Program to President Obama for Signature!

September 13th, 2012|Categories: Congress, Milestones, White House|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

At 6:31PM EST today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 3245 (412-3) - which includes a three year re-authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 2015.  Having passed by the Senate on August 2, the bill is now [...]