Yesterday, IIUSA welcomed Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State, to our EB-5 Advocacy Webinar Series.
During the discussion, Mr. Oppenheim provided his insights into the July Visa Bulletin, particularly Final Action Date movement, and answered industry questions related to EB-5 visa numbers, COVID-19’s impact and more. The most important piece of news from the discussion was India will be listed as “current” on the July Visa Bulletin. Additionally, Mr. Oppenheim provided statistics on the approximate number of applicants on file at NVC as of June 1 (chart below). An in-depth recap and IIUSA analysis of Mr. Oppenheim’s statements are forthcoming.
Immediately following Mr. Oppenheim’s remarks, a panel of industry experts took a deep dive into the visa implications from Mr. Oppenheim’s presentation as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the EB-5 industry. Read a quick summary from the panel’s moderator, Carolyn Lee, 10 Takeaways from Charlie Oppenheim’s IIUSA Talk.
- Carolyn Lee, Carolyn Lee PLLC (Moderator)
- Christine Chen, CanAm Enterprises
- Noreen Hogan, CMB Regional Centers
- Michael Kester, Impact DataSource
- Cletus Weber, Peng & Weber PLLC
Recording Is Now Available!
If you missed the live discussion, you can now access the recording via the IIUSA’s EB-5 Education Library. IIUSA members receive a discount on all Education Library materials and the discount codes can be found here. Should you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 795-9667.
Join Us for the Next Event in Our EB-5 Advocacy Series Next Month! Congressional Perspectives on EB-5 Reauthorization and Reform in 2020
July 9, 2020 | 1:00pm ET/ 10:00am PT
On IIUSA’s next EB-5 Advocacy Webinar, we will discuss the legislative process and progress toward a reformed and reauthorized EB-5 Regional Center Program with the staff of the House Judiciary Committee. We are asking participants to submit their questions in advance of the call by completing this short form.
IIUSA’s Executive Director, Aaron Grau, will moderate the panel discussion which will feature:
- Andrea Loving, Minority Counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship
- David Shahoulian, Majority Counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship
- Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund; Secretary-Treasurer, IIUSA