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3 Jan, 2019

A Year in Review: From Your EB-5 Industry Trade Association

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Membership, Milestones, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

This past year gave IIUSA and the EB-5 community a challenge or two! Between Capitol Hill, the Administration, and even IIUSA’s staff changes, it seemed opportunity seldom knocked. I believe, however, that challenges are always best met…with a smile. Milton [...]

2 Jul, 2018

Did You Know that Last Year IIUSA Adopted a Code of Conduct to Promote Professional Conduct by IIUSA Member and the Industry?

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Best Practices, Membership|

Last year, the IIUSA Board of Directors adopted a  Code of Conduct, recommended to it by the Compliance Committee. The Code of Conduct (“the Code”) replaced IIUSA’s former best practices document, the Code of Ethics and Standard for Professional Conduct and [...]

22 Dec, 2017

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill – Extends EB-5 Through January 19, 2018

December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Milestones|

December 22, 2017 - Last night, both the House and Senate passed a stopgap spending bill which will avert a government shutdown through January 19, 2018. President Trump signed the short-term spending bill into law today. This extends the current sunset date for the EB-5 [...]

2 Oct, 2017

EB-5 Program was Extended through December 8th – How You Can Be An Effective EB-5 Advocate Starting Today

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Government Affairs, Milestones|

On Friday, September 8, President Trump signed H.R. 601, which provides funding for the federal government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until December 8th (view IIUSA Statement on the Extension here). IIUSA continues talks with legislators to negotiate a long-term reauthorization and reform package for the [...]

19 Sep, 2017

IIUSA Board of Directors Adopts New IIUSA Code of Conduct to Further Encourage Industry Professional Standards

September 19th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices, Membership|

On August 23, the IIUSA Board of Directors adopted a new Code of Conduct, recommended to it by the Compliance Committee. The new Code of Conduct ("the Code") replaces IIUSA's former best practices document, the Code of Ethics and Standard [...]

23 May, 2017

Highlighting IIUSA Best Practices for Engaging with Sales Intermediaries

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Best Practices|

In 2015, IIUSA adopted a best practices document for engaging with sales intermediaries, which was crafted by the Best Practices Committee. The document provides a series of considerations for EB-5 practitioners to have when working with (or contemplating working with) [...]

22 May, 2017

Calling All Authors: Submit an Op-Ed to Highlight How #EB5isWorking in Your Communities

May 22nd, 2017|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Membership|

As the national membership-based not-for-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, we want to remind our members and industry stakeholders of the important role you can play in promoting your own local success stories to highlight how #EB5isWorking. [...]

29 Dec, 2016

2016 EB-5 Industry by the Numbers

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, Milestones, Research / Analysis, State / Local, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

$2.4 Billion According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data, the EB-5 Program contributed $2.4 billion to U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Q1-Q3 down from $3.2 billion during the same time period in 2015. 19,406 According to U.S. [...]

16 Dec, 2016

2016 EB-5 Industry Year in Review

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Events, Government Affairs, Membership, Milestones, Partners|

2016 was an eventful year for the EB-5 industry, which included two successful short-term reauthorizations of the Program. To put the year in perspective, IIUSA compiled a "Year in Review" timeline with important dates, links and events that shaped industry activities [...]

18 Nov, 2016

RCBJ Retrospective: “Third Party Fund Administration: A Necessary Best Practice”

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Best Practices, Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Third Party Fund Administration: A Necessary Best Practice by Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, Beshara P.A., Attorneys at Law The Best Practice Committee of IIUSA recently finalized a provision which addresses Third Party Fund Administration as a recommended Best Practice for [...]

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