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22 Jan, 2020

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-526 Q4 Statistics Analysis & FY2019 Full-Year Review

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, USCIS published Form I-526 quarterly statistics for Q4 fiscal year (FY) 2019 (July 1st - September 30). As the EB-5 Regional Center Program was due for Congressional reauthorization by September 30, 2019, and the EB-5 Program was [...]

20 Jan, 2020

Department of State Publishes February 2020 Visa Bulletin

January 20th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the February 2020 Visa Bulletin. FINAL ACTION DATES The Bulletin revealed a final action date of December 01, 2014 for applicants from Mainland China advancing 2 weeks from [...]

13 Jan, 2020

Login to the IIUSA Member Portal, Your Hub for All Things EB-5

January 13th, 2020|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Membership, Research / Analysis|

When was the last time you visited the IIUSA Member Portal? IIUSA's ever-growing hub for EB-5 industry data reports, education, and other member-exclusive resources ensure our members stay informed and one step ahead of the competition! We encourage all members [...]

7 Jan, 2020

Now Accepting Article Submissions for the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

The IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal is the premier educational resource for EB-5 industry stakeholders. Read our most recent addition by clicking the image above. With an eye to an important year ahead for the EB-5 Regional Center [...]

3 Jan, 2020

“A Deep Dive into the Data Lake of EB-5 Regional Centers Statistics”

January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

By Lee Y. Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Congress created the EB-5 Regional Center Program in 1992 with the goal of promoting regional economic growth through foreign direct investment from qualified EB-5 investors. After 28 yeas, EB-5 Regional Centers across the [...]

17 Dec, 2019

“Japan: Cultivating a New Source of EB-5 Investors”

December 17th, 2019|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

by Yayoi Ashikaga, Managing Partner, AOM Visa Consulting  The United States historically has maintained friendly relations with Japan, and it is no doubt that the symbiotic relationship between the two countries is important both economically and socially. Currently, there are [...]

16 Dec, 2019

IIUSA Updates Its TEA Mapping Tool in Accordance with the New EB-5 Regulations

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

Earlier this week, IIUSA released a critical update to its mapping tool for high-unemployment areas that qualify as targeted employment areas (TEA) in accordance with the amended definition in the new EB-5 regulations that went into effect on November 21, [...]

12 Dec, 2019

“Know Your Customers Regulations: What EB-5 Participants Should Know”

December 12th, 2019|Categories: Financial Services, Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA; Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial; Steven Lechter, Associate Attorney, Torres Law PA Any new commercial enterprise (NCE) that is an issuer of EB-5 securities (EB-5 Issuer) should understand and comply, as [...]

5 Dec, 2019

Subscription Escrow Accounts in EB-5 A Story of Evolution

December 5th, 2019|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Jill Jones, NES Financial; Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates Global; Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law PA  The use of a subscription escrow account to accept capital contributions from EB-5 investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through the [...]

25 Nov, 2019

IIUSA Investor Market Development Efforts are Full Steam Ahead

November 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Overseas, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA Drives Critical Business Development & Education in Key EB-5 Investor Markets by McKenzie Penton, Director of Events & Business Development, IIUSA  As the EB-5 industry’s only non-profit membership-based trade association and its strongest voice in advocacy, research and education, [...]