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2 Jul, 2020
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

USCIS Announces Extension of Flexibility Surrounding Certain Requests

July 2nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

USCIS has announced that the agency is extending the flexibility surrounding certainly required responses in particular requests for evidence. The agency initially announced the increased flexibility at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 30. The extension of flexibility [...]

1 Jul, 2020

IIUSA Data Report on FY2019 Q1 and Q3 EB-5 Investor Markets Trends

July 1st, 2020|Categories: Investor Markets, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA recently received country-specific statistics of Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor) for the first quarter (Q1) and the third quarter (Q3) in federal fiscal year (FY) 2019. With this new data set, IIUSA published a members-only data report, [...]

29 Jun, 2020

Member Perspective: “Insights Into the Russian Investor Market from An Agent on the Ground”

June 29th, 2020|Categories: Investor Markets, Research / Analysis|

This is a member perspective and the views of the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of IIUSA. Ms. Latyntseva is the Commercial Director for Second Wind EB5 based in Moscow, Russia [...]

26 Jun, 2020

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-526 Statistics for Q2 FY2020 (January – March 2020)

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, USCIS Adjudication|

On June 23, 2020 USCIS published quarterly statistics for all application and petition form types for the second quarter (Q2) in fiscal year (FY) 2020, including the latest data for Form I-526, Form I-829, Form I-924, and Form I-924A. Q2, [...]

23 Jun, 2020

EB-5 Exempted from Latest Trump Immigration Proclamation Suspending Certain Types of Immigration

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, White House|

On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation extending the administration's immigration ban on certain nonimmigrant visa categories including H1-B, J-1, and L-1. The "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market [...]

22 Jun, 2020

Member Perspective: “Highlights and Analysis of June 16, 2020 IIUSA Presentation on Visa Numbers, COVID-19, etc.”

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), EB-5 Advocacy Webinar, Events, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

This is a member perspective and the views of the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of IIUSA.  by Cletus Weber, Partner, Peng & Weber PLLC  (View in PDF) Mr. Weber is [...]

18 Jun, 2020

July Visa Bulletin Now Available: Indian Applicants No Longer Subject to Visa Backlog

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Investor Markets|

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, has published the July 2020 Visa Bulletin (view PDF). The July Bulletin revealed advanced EB-5 final action dates for China (July 22, 2015) a 7-day advancement from the June Bulletin, and [...]

16 Jun, 2020

Reach Investors Around the World With A Translated Version of IIUSA’s EB-5 101 Video

June 16th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Law, Investor Markets, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA's How EB-5 Builds America (EB-5 101) video has thousands of unique views across IIUSA's various platforms and has proven to be an instrumental tool in educating investors, overseas intermediaries and the general public about the benefits of the EB-5 [...]

9 Jun, 2020
  • op-ed

Demonstrate EB-5s Catalytic Impact by Submitting an Op-Ed for Your Local Publication

June 9th, 2020|Categories: Media Coverage, Membership, Press Room, Research / Analysis|Tags: , , , , |

IIUSA President and CEO of FirstPathway Partners Robert Kraft recently published an op-ed in WisPolitics.com that highlights the value of the EB-5 Program and its economic impact in Wisconsin communities. Mr. Kraft is the first member to use IIUSA’s op-ed [...]

4 Jun, 2020
  • I-829 petitions filed FY2020Q1

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 Statistics and Trends

June 4th, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), USCIS Adjudication|Tags: , , , |

For just the second time in EB-5 history, over 1,000 investors filed their I-829 petitions in the past quarter. The continued growth in I-829 filings validates that the EB-5 Program has been creating an increasing number of jobs for U.S. [...]