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18 May, 2017
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“EB-5 Fund Administration: Considerations in Light of Increased Interest in Transparency and Third Party Oversight for EB-5 Transactions”

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Mariza McKee, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP and Kurt Ruess, CO-Founder, EB5 Diligence In 2017, EB-5 dealmakers may be welcoming a new member to the deal team to provide a check on how EB-5 investment flows from investment accounts to [...]

15 May, 2017
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Let’s Get the Facts Straight: Educating the Public that #EB5isWorking & Ready for Reform

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Membership, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

As the national membership-based not-for-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center Program we want to remind our members and industry stakeholders of the important role you can play in promoting local success stories of your own to highlight how [...]

12 May, 2017
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U.S. Department of State Issues June Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for Mainland China Advances

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the June Visa Bulletin (View PDF) revealing a cutoff date of June 08, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants. The May Visa Bulletin listed all EB-5 Regional Center Categories as "U" [...]

11 May, 2017
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“Seven Trends in EB-5 Investor Markets Illustrated by the Latest I-526 Filing Statistics of Investor Origin”

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst  IIUSA believes in the power of data analytics to inform and enhance the EB-5 marketplace. As such, we consistently seek a variety of EB-5 statistics via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order [...]

10 May, 2017
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Now Accepting Ads for the Q2 Issue of the Regional Center Business Journal

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Advertisements for the Q2 Regional Center Business Journal are being accepted through June 1st! As a valued IIUSA member, we hope you have found IIUSA’s quarterly publication, The Regional Center Business Journal (the “RCBJ”), to be your primary source for EB-5 [...]

4 May, 2017
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“Giving Up Is Hard to Do: The SEC Disgorgement Remedy Debate and Its Relevance to EB-5”

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

By Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The monetary remedy of “disgorgement” often sought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in alleged matters of wrongdoing finds its basis not from actual statutes but [...]

2 May, 2017
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“The Crossroads of EB-5 Investment, U.S. Tax Compliance, and Proper Tax Planning”

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

by David Appel, Senior Partner, Tax & Business Services; Jana K. Aristizabal, Senior Manager, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP; Alexander Oujevolk, Senior Manager, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP You have your project, you have your investors, you have [...]

21 Apr, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through Feb. 28, 2017

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of January 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) petition processing times are posted using a specific date format rather than weeks or months. According to USCIS, this is the “first step to providing processing times that are timelier [...]

20 Apr, 2017
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Press Release: IIUSA Publishes First-Ever Comparative Analysis Report on EB-5 TEA Policy Reform

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Press Releases, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

EB-5 Industry’s First Comprehensive Analysis of Targeted Employment Area Reform Proposals Seeks to Educate and Inform Policy Discussions Earlier this month, Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the non-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center industry, published the industry’s first-ever [...]

14 Apr, 2017
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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q1 Quarterly Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, 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 Q1 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (October-December). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]