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21 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Business Journal Sneak Peak: “USCIS Compliance Audits – Preparing Regional Centers for the First Wave”

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Regional Center Compliance Audits On March 20, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of the EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program. The program was characterized as an additional way to enhance EB-5 program integrity and verify [...]

15 Jun, 2017
  • notepad

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Finalizes EB-5 Sustainment and Redeployment of Capital

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

(View PDF) by Robert C. Divine, IIUSA Vice-President Emeritus, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz On June 14, USCIS issued a revised Volume 6 of its Policy Manual which concerns EB-5 investors. The goal was to finalize policy first [...]

12 Jun, 2017
  • 526featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q2 Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last  week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q2 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (January-March). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

8 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ March 2017

“Stop in Wyoming on the Way to America: The Use of Wyoming Trust Structures to Administer EB-5 Investment Funds Pending Removal of Conditions”

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Amy Staehr, Partner, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; Aaron Lyttle, Associate, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; and Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has enabled a steady influx of new [...]

7 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ

Last Chance to Secure your Advertisement in Upcoming Regional Center Business Journal

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Membership, Regional Center Business Journal|

Later this month, IUSA will publish its next issue of the Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ) which will once again feature critical news, in-depth analysis and strategic market insights from experts across the EB-5 industry. For a limited time IIUSA [...]

2 Jun, 2017
  • APEC

“The U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program”

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Spencer McGrath-Agg, Attorney, Boundary Bay Law, PLLC After brief correspondence with a colleague who travels to China frequently, it became apparent that the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card (“ABT Card”) Program is not as well-known as it [...]

1 Jun, 2017
  • TEA Report

IIUSA Publishes Additional Analyses to Report on TEA Policy Changes included in Draft EB-5 Legislation

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

Addendum Provides Further Insight into Potential Targeted Employment Area Policy Reform Earlier this month, an updated targeted employment area (TEA) report was published by Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the non-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center industry, which [...]

31 May, 2017
  • RCBJ

Kick Off Summer with a Special Discount on IIUSA Magazine Advertisements

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal|

As the EB-5 industry looks ahead to a very important summer for the future of the Program, IIUSA is pleased to announce that it will go to print on the next issue of the Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ) at [...]

30 May, 2017
  • MArch Data

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for I-526 and I-829 Petitions Reach an All-Time High

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of March 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I‐526 petitions that it received before September 20, 2015 (a two week increase over the processing times published in February); the I‐829 petitions that USCIS received before October 12, 2014 (up [...]

24 May, 2017
  • RCBJ

“TEA Designations: Proposed DHS Rule Would Significantly Alter the Process”

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

by Michael Kester, Economist, Impact DataSource On January 13th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend certain regulations governing the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. A significant portion of the proposed rules are [...]