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18 Feb, 2019

IIUSA Statement on HR 1044 – Bill to Remove Per-Country Caps

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Congress, Government Affairs, Statements|

On February 7, 2019, members of Congress introduced a bill that would remove the per-country caps for U.S. employment-based immigration visas, including the EB-5 category. IIUSA’s statement regarding the bill reflected the need to address the visa backlog problem and expand the EB-5 program in a comprehensive [...]

8 Feb, 2019
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Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Per-Country Limits to Employment-Based Visas

February 8th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Statements|

On February 7, 2019, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Ken Buck (R-CO-04) introduced H.R. 1044 ‘Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.’ The bill will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to eliminate the per-country caps to all employment-based [...]

28 Jun, 2018

IIUSA Submits Statement for the Record in Response to Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on EB-5

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Statements|

(Click the Image above to watch the hearing recording)  Last week, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing titled "Citizenship for Sale: Oversight of the EB-5 Investor Program" exploring some of the most pressing issues facing the EB-5 [...]

20 Mar, 2018

IIUSA Statement on Missed Opportunity for Long-Term EB-5 Authorization

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Alerts, Membership, Press Room, Statements|

WASHINGTON D.C. - Invest in the USA ("IIUSA) has long supported efforts by Congress to reform and reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program ("the Program"). In early March, IIUSA was pleased to join a group of industry organizations to review [...]

7 Sep, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

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