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28 Dec, 2017
  • Visa Trends Featured

“Navigating EB-5 Visa Usage Statistics: A Historical and Current Perspective”

December 28th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Thanks to the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State, IIUSA received preliminary results of the latest statistics on EB-5 visa usage in fiscal year (FY) 2017 through July. Although [...]

27 Dec, 2017
  • Submit Document

EB-5 Regional Centers It’s Your Last Chance to File Your I-924A

December 27th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As a final reminder, all EB-5 Regional Centers must file form I-924A for each individual Regional Center designated during or before the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 by this Friday December 29. As a quick refresher, the form was [...]

26 Dec, 2017
  • Holiday Discount

Last Week to Sign Up and Save for IIUSA Advocacy Conference and Banquet!

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Save the date for IIUSA's 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference, which will once again be held in Washington, DC this coming spring from April 22-24. In conjunction with the Advocacy Conference, IIUSA will host its first-ever, industry-wide award banquet to [...]

22 Dec, 2017
  • Capitol-Hill Featured Image

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 [...]

19 Dec, 2017
  • Capitol Featured

Advocacy Updates: New Regulatory Dates & EB-5 Reform a Narrow Path Forward

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs|

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs ("OIRA") has updated the Trump Administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. While the Administration has been working to deregulate the federal bureaucracy, EB-5 does not seem to be in this category [...]

18 Dec, 2017
  • SEO Featured

“SEO, Content Marketing, and Technology in EB-5”

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By: Richard Kristof, CEO, Investor Services Company of America; Marie Steel, Lead Web Guru, Investor Services Company of America These days, a high-quality, responsive website is not just an additional way to drive web traffic but the bare minimum needed [...]

15 Dec, 2017
  • Jan Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State January Visa Bulletin: EB-5 Visa Category Now “Unauthorized”

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier today, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs published the January Visa Bulletin (View PDF). All EB-5 Regional Center categories have gone to "U" meaning unauthorized. Authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center is set to expire on [...]

14 Dec, 2017
  • Loan Agreement Featured

“EB-5 Loan Agreement Best Practices”

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo F. Torres Esq., Shareholder, Torres Law The overwhelming majority of projects using funds from foreign immigrants investing in the Employment Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Visa Program (“EB-5 Program”) use a loan model structure (the “Loan Model”). As depicted [...]

13 Dec, 2017
  • I-526 Featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q4 Filing Statistics for I-526 & I-829 Petitions

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Economic Impact, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

Earlier this week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q4 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017,( July-September). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 Filing Statistics (Read [...]

12 Dec, 2017
  • NVC Featured

National Visa Center 2017 Annual Report: Approximately 30,260 Applicants in Waiting List for EB-5 Visa

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last week, the National Visa Center (NVC) published the Annual Report of Immigrant Visa Applicants in the Family-sponsored and Employment-based preferences Registered at the National Visa Center as of November 1, 2017, showing the total number of EB-5 visa applicants [...]