On Monday July 18th, IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph will be speaking on a panel titled The Future of EB-5 at the 2016 New York EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention, hosted by EB5 Investors Magazine. The focus of the discussion will be on recent efforts by the leading industry advocacy and trade organizations to speak with one voice to Congress and show them the industry is prepared for serious and constructive negotiations to extend and improve the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”). Mr. Joseph will be joined on the panel by IIUSA board member Daniel J. Healy (Civitas Capital Group), IIUSA President Emeritus Stephen Yale-Loehr (Miller Mayer LLP) and IIUSA members Linda He (Wailian Overseas Consulting Group), Jeff Campion (Pathways EB-5) and Laura Reiff (Greenberg Traurig, LLP).
Also speaking at the event is U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigrant Investor Program (IPO) Chief Nicholas Colucci. Last month, Chief Colucci addressed a large group of U.S.-based economic development professionals and foreign investors at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. on the basics of EB-5 investment. EB-5 stakeholders will be eager to hear directly Chief Colucci about potential regulatory reforms following Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson’s June 30th testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he stated that USCIS intends to publish proposed new EB-5 regulations in November for public comment.
The convention begins Sunday July 17th with workshops for attorneys, regional centers and migration agents and continues with a full day of breakout panels on Monday July 18th. This event provides an essential opportunity for EB-5 industry stakeholders to convene in advance of the Program’s September 30th “Sunset Date”. A full schedule listing including speakers, itinerary and registration options can be found here.