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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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18 Apr, 2016
  • Press-Room

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
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

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 [...]

30 Dec, 2015
  • Milestones

Year-End Message to EB-5 Stakeholders from IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph

December 30th, 2015|Categories: Milestones, Statements|

Dear Colleagues: 2015 was a year like no other in the history of IIUSA or the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the "Program").  We had hundreds of meetings and phone calls with key leaders in Congress, offered detailed critiques of complex [...]

21 Dec, 2015

IIUSA Statement on Ongoing Efforts by Congress to Improve EB-5 Program Integrity​​

December 21st, 2015|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Press Room, Statements|

IIUSA supports efforts by Congress to strengthen the integrity of the EB-5 Regional Center ​Program through enhanced oversight and ​law ​enforcement. That is why we supported the bipartisan, bicameral agreement among judiciary committee leadership to enact ​thoughtful and comprehensive ​reforms [...]

16 Dec, 2015
  • Capitol-Hill

Omnibus Legislation Would Extend EB-5 Program to September 30, 2016

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Statements|

Last night, Congressional leaders finalized the text of the proposed omnibus spending bill. The EB-5 provisions in the legislation will allow the Program to continue with no lapse through September 30, 2016.   While this is good news for the EB-5 industry [...]

3 Nov, 2015
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IIUSA Delivers Compromise EB-5 Legislative Proposal to Congress

November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Alerts, Statements|

Dear EB-5 Regional Center industry, Yesterday, IIUSA proudly delivered its EB-5 legislative compromise proposal (the "Proposal") to Congress. The Proposal was supported by unanimous vote of the IIUSA Board of Directors and Public Policy Committee, with 83% support from the [...]

1 Oct, 2015

IIUSA Statement on New EB-5 Regional Center Program Legislation Introduced Today

October 1st, 2015|Categories: Congress, Statements|

IIUSA welcomes the introduction today of two bills that would reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center program – S. 2122 introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and S.2115 by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) With a total of five bills now under consideration, [...]

30 Sep, 2015

Statement Regarding Extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program in the Continuing Resolution

September 30th, 2015|Categories: Congress, Economic Impact, Statements|

As the national trade association representing more than 280 EB-5 Regional Centers, IIUSA is pleased that the Continuing Resolution passed by Congress today includes a temporary extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”). This extension allows the program [...]

16 Sep, 2015

IIUSA Submits Letter to Editor in Support Of EB-5 Reauthorization

September 16th, 2015|Categories: Economic Impact, Media Coverage, Statements|

In response to an editorial published by The Washington Post on September 6th titled, "It’s time for the corporate visa giveaway to go away", IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph penned a letter to the editor which corrects the record [...]