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7 Sep, 2017
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IIUSA Statement on the Stopgap Continuing Resolution

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Statements, White House|

IIUSA appreciates the inclusion of the EB-5 Regional Center Program in the latest stopgap continuing resolution (CR) and urges leaders in Congress to reach a permanent legislative solution prior to December 8. The EB-5 Program – responsible for providing our [...]

25 Jan, 2017
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IIUSA Statement on S. 232, Legislation to Repeal EB-5 Regional Center Program

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Press Room, Statements|

IIUSA opposes S.232 in the strongest possible terms. The measure would repeal the EB-5 Regional Center Program resulting in an immediate loss of an estimated 220,000 local jobs and $11 Billion in community investment and infrastructure across the country. Instead we urge Congress [...]

7 Oct, 2016
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IIUSA Statement on Reauthorization of EB-5 as Part of Continuing Resolution

October 7th, 2016|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Statements|

Earlier this week, a report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) surfaced that called into question the reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the "Program") through the continuing resolution (CR) signed into law on September 29. IIUSA quickly made [...]

22 Sep, 2016
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EB-5 reauthorization included in Continuing Resolution (CR) filed today by Senate Majority Leader

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Statements|

Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would extend federal funding, and the EB-5 Regional Center Program, through December 9, 2016. Neither Democrats in Congress nor the White House have agreed to the legislative text yet and [...]

12 Sep, 2016
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IIUSA Statement on H.R. 5992, The American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of 2016

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Press Room, Statements|

We applaud Chairman Goodlatte's support for the EB-5 economic development program and welcome the opportunity to offer input on these complex and important issues. The new provisions in this proposal will take time for stakeholders and lawmakers in the House [...]

7 Jul, 2016
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EB-5 Industry Joins Together in Letter to Congress on Reauthorization & Reform of Program

July 7th, 2016|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Congress, Government Affairs, Milestones, Partners, Press Room, Statements|

Yesterday, IIUSA joined leading EB-5 trade associations/coalitions (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Roundtable, EB-5 Investment Coalition, and American Immigration Lawyers Association) as signatories on a letter to Senate and House Judiciary Committee Leaders and Members expressing support for extending the EB-5 [...]

3 May, 2016

Mourning the Loss of Our Colleague, Julie C. Ferguson

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Statements|

Miami immigration lawyer and long-time IIUSA Member Julie Christine Ferguson passed away in Washington, D.C. April 21. She was 49 By David Adams (Reprinted with permission from Miami New Times) Julie Ferguson was admired among her legal colleagues for her [...]

18 Apr, 2016
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IIUSA Statement on Coordinated EB-5 Enforcement Actions by SEC & State of Vermont

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Statements|

As the national trade association representing over 275 EB-5 Regional Centers, IIUSA welcomes the continued efforts by U.S. Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) to protect the integrity of the EB-5 Program (the “Program”) through enforcement actions and interagency collaboration with federal, [...]

4 Feb, 2016
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IIUSA Statement in Advance of House Judiciary Committee Hearing on EB-5 Program on Thurs (2/11)

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Congress, Statements|

Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset?   Full House Judiciary Committee Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM (EST) Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Presiding: Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA) Link: Click Here The House Judiciary Committee announced today [...]

1 Feb, 2016
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IIUSA Statement in Advance of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on EB-5 Program

February 1st, 2016|Categories: Congress, Statements|

Full Senate Judiciary Committee: The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?  Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM (EST) Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226 Presiding: Chairman Grassley (R-IA) Link: Click Here Witnesses: Mr. Nicholas Colucci [...]