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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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12 Sep, 2016
  • op-ed

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 [...]

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

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

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

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

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 [...]