Latest Edition of the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal Now Available Online!


Latest Edition of the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal Now Available Online!

IIUSA is pleased to announced that the The 2018 Q1-Q2 Issue of the Regional Center Business Journal ( “RCBJ”) is now available online!

This edition of the Journal is a reminder of how EB-5 Capital continue to fuel the economy across the nation. The theme of this issue is “The New Horizon for EB-5” and we hope that the articles and in-depth analyses help to deepen understanding, drive business development for members, and cast a light on the future of the EB-5 Program.  This edition covers emerging EB-5 investor markets, industry best practices, financial consideration in an evolving market, recent litigation, economic impact analysis and EB-5 advocacy efforst.

All IIUSA members are invited to contribute your EB-5 industry expertise to our next publication. If you have an article concept you would like IIUSA to publish, please complete this short form or e-mail us at

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  • The Wild and Complicated World of FOIA by Ashley Sanislo Casey, IIUSA Associate Director of Advocacy
  • March 2018 EB-5 Legislation in Review by Nicole Merlene, IIUSA Associate Director of Public Policy


  • Latest Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Profound Impact of the EB-5 Regional Center Program on the U.S. Economy in FY2014-FY2015 by Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst
  • Federal Litigation: The Knockout Punch to USCIS’s Overboard Policy on Redemption Agreements and Call Options? by Ira Kurzban, Partner, Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.; John Pratt,  Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A; Edward Ramos, Senior Attorney at LAw,  Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A
  • A Private Affair: The Use of Arbitration Clauses in EB-5 Investments by Robert Cornish’ Attorney at Law’ Wilson Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Grenada, E-5 Visas and the Two-Step Immigration Strategy by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP; Michael Harris, Senior Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP
  • Independent Co-Management Services in EB-5 Projects by Jim Nail, Chief Investment Officer, AISA
  • Crowdfunding in EB-5: Securing Funding From the Immigration Investor Crowd by Michael Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier Law
  • Erosion of the Loan Model by Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law
  • Risks for Regional Centers and Project Principals in Accepting “Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) as Investors by Douglas Hauer, Partner and Chair, Mintz Levin EB-5 Financing Practice; Steve Ganis, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC; Mackenzie Queenin, Associate,Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC;
  • Combating Construction Fraud to Protect EB-5 Investors: The Need for Proper, Industry Wide Construction Integrity Monitoring by Russell Scarcella, Director, Exiger
  • EB-5 Bridge Financing: A Study of Market-Driven Applications & Definitions by David Hirson, Managing Partner, David Hirson & Partners, LLP; Nima Korpivaara, Partner, David Hirson  & Partners; Phuong Le, Partner, David Hirson & Partners
  • Best Practices for Redeployment by Dawn Lurie, Senior Counsel Seyfarth Shaw; Andrew Llyod-John Berg, Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw

Membership Information

  • IIUSA Hosts Largest Global Banquet Series Event to Date in One of the Industry’s Fastest Growing Marketplaces…Mumbai, India by McKenzie Penton, IIUSA Associate Director, Events & Industry Engagement
  • IIUSA Membership Committee Corner: IIUSA Events Bring Together Members Across the Globe by Laura Kelly, Marketing Director NES Financial; Victor Espinosa, Senior Director Global Business Development, Golden Gate Global

International Perspective

  • Update on Vietnam: A Surging EB-5 Market by Brandon Meyer, Partner, Fakhoury Global Immigration
  • EB-5 Investments in Turkey by Eren Cicekdagi, Managing Director, Golden Gate Global

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