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18 Jul, 2019

“Understanding the Significant and Geographically Diverse Impacts of Capital Investment and Job Creation by EB-5 Projects in Federal Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015”

July 18th, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Research / Analysis|

by Jeffrey B. Carr, President & Senior Economist, EPR Economics; Robert Chase, Senior Economist, EPR Economics; Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA  The U.S. Congress created the EB-5 Regional Center Program in 1992 with the goal of encouraging new U.S. economic [...]

11 Jul, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: EB-5 Processing Time Ranges Remain Unchanged from Previous Month

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA's latest date report highlights EB-5 processing times through June 2019. The report shows that EB-5 processing time ranges remain unchanged from May 2019 and that processing times remain well above their historical averages. Earlier this year IIUSA submitted a [...]

8 Jul, 2019

“Opportunity Zones – Pending IRS Regulations Poised to Facilitate Investments”

July 8th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Treasury, Economic Impact, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Scot Patrick O'Brien, Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP; Alexandre M. Denault, Partner (Tax Practice Group), Akerman LLP  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 created a new capital gains deferral and exemption for [...]

2 Jul, 2019

EB-5 Litigation Monthly Summary: June 2019

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Litigation, Membership, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA's monthly litigation summary for June 2019 is now available to members. The monthly feature highlights the most topical EB-5 litigation cases taking place in the courtrooms. Members can view full case updates and access the court documents from the [...]

1 Jul, 2019

Stay Up to Date on the Latest EB-5 Industry Trends by Joining the IIUSA Mailing List

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Benefits, Membership, Research / Analysis|

Did you know that IIUSA sends regular communications on all of the most important EB-5 industry trends? This includes timely legislative & regulatory updates, in-depth data reports, and investor market statistics, expert analysis on the industry hottest topics and much [...]

28 Jun, 2019

IIUSA Data Insights: The Continued Decline in I-526 Processing Volume

June 28th, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, USCIS published performance data on FY 2019 Q2  (January-March) processing volume. The data presented was not what the EB-5 Industry wanted to see with processing volume dropping 62% in Q2 which follows a 36% drop in Q1. [...]

25 Jun, 2019

Submit an Article Proposal for the Next Edition of IIUSA’s Regional Center Business Journal

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Benefits, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

The premier education and business journal of the EB-5 Regional Center Industry IIUSA's Editorial Committee is currently accepting article submission proposals for the next edition of the Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ). The committee is always searching for new and unique article [...]

24 Jun, 2019

“Regional Center Compliance Obligations: A Closer Look”

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by David Morris, Managing Director, DC Regional Center The opportunity to operate an EB-5 regional center (“RC”) is a privilege. Status as a designated RC is granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only after approval of a [...]

20 Jun, 2019

“OFAC, Escrow Agreements and the Value of Patience: A Look at Investments from Iran”

June 20th, 2019|Categories: Dept of Treasury, Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Erin Corber, Attorney, Trow & Rahal PC The exponential increase in the number of investors seeking green cards through use of the EB-5 investment program over the last decade has created thousands of jobs for U.S. workers, injected billions [...]

19 Jun, 2019

EB-5 Education Resources at Your Fingertips

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Benefits, Membership, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA EB-5 Education Library launched with the EB-5 Basics Module; an online, self-administered course that quickly and easily gives learners a baseline understanding of the EB-5 Program.

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