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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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7 Jan, 2019
  • Third Party

“Third Party Currency Swaps: Considerations for RFE’s”

January 7th, 2019|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Jennifer Hermansky, Shareholder Greenburg Traurig  Various countries have set internal currency controls that restrict the amount of foreign currency that can be purchased each year by an individual, including countries which originate a significant amount of EB-5 investors, such [...]

2 Jan, 2019
  • Dubai featured

All the Lucrative Opportunities You are Missing if You Skip the IIUSA Global Banquet Series in Dubai this February

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Immigration Law, Membership, Overseas, Research / Analysis|

By Abbas Hashmi, Global Business Development Director, Hongkun USA  Without a doubt, convincing wealthy individuals across the Gulf Cooperation Council to invest in U.S. regional centers is a unique challenge. This region is my niche and core focus, so I have [...]

27 Dec, 2018
  • RCBJ

Opportunity Zone Investments: A New Source of Capital for New and Existing EB-5 Projects

December 27th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial; Catherine Debono Holmes, Partner, Jeffer Mangel Butler & Mitchell; and Kelly Alton, General Counsel, NES Financial  EB-5 capital raising has slowed due to visa backlogs, increasing the need for additional sources of [...]

10 Dec, 2018
  • Compliance Reviews Featured

“Regional Center Compliance Reviews”

December 10th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Susan Pilcher, Senior Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Elsie Hui Arias, Partner, , Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (“IPO”) has commenced its long-anticipated program of regional [...]

6 Dec, 2018
  • at risk featured

“Is the Investment Truly at Risk? How Call Options Could Result in I-526 Petition Denials”

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Ozzie Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA  In an ever-changing EB-5 investor program wrought with complexities and USCIS surprises, there has always been an unwavering tenet: the investment must remain at-risk. Unfortunately, USCIS continued its practice of unilaterally changing the [...]

5 Dec, 2018
  • GBS Featured

IIUSA Data Report Provides Reasons to Join us in Mumbai and Dubai Next Year

December 5th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Events, Immigration Law, Overseas, Research / Analysis|

Next year, IIUSA will host the next two events of our Global Banquet Series in Mumbai, India (Feb. 20) and Dubai, UAE (Feb. 24). Now in its third year, the IIUSA Global Banquet Series brings together leading EB-5 professionals from [...]

3 Dec, 2018
  • Brazil Flag Featured

IIUSA Member Perspective: Experience Shows How to Effectively Represent Brazilian Investors

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

  by Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, Beshara PA  Perhaps one of the most important considerations Regional Centers and other EB-5 stakeholders should have when contemplating entering the Brazilian market is that Brazilians are sophisticated and knowledgeable to the various visa [...]

14 Nov, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

December Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Dates for Mainland-China and Vietnam Applicants Advances

November 14th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of December 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of August 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born applicants an advance of one [...]

12 Nov, 2018
  • 829 featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q3 Processing Statistics for I-829 Petitions

November 12th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA's latest report highlights key processing statitics from the last fiscal quarter as well as year-over-year changes for Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status). The report highlights growing I-829 fillings, increasing numbers of pending [...]

8 Nov, 2018
  • DATA FEATURED

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q3 Processing Statistics for I-526 Petitions

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA is pleased to publish our most recent report on I-526 adjudication trends for Q3 FY 2018 (April-June). The report highlights key processing statitics from the last fiscal quarter as well as year-over-year changes. The in-depth analysis focuses on the significant [...]