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17 Jan, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues February Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland now July 22, 2014

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier this week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of February 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants. As of [...]

8 Jan, 2018
  • Membership

IIUSA Membership Committee Corner – Highlighting IIUSA’s Data Resources at your Finger Tips

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Benefits, Membership, Research / Analysis|

By Robert J. Blanco, Attorney, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal and McKenzie Penton, Membership Coordinator, IIUSA The IIUSA Membership Committee is pleased to announce a new recurring feature in the Regional Center Business Journal, the Committee Corner. Each edition, members of the committee [...]

5 Jan, 2018
  • Success Stories Featured

Did you Know IIUSA.org has a EB-5 Success Stories Page Highlighting Industry Success Across the Country?

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Research / Analysis|

Since the 2008 financial crisis, EB-5 investment has proven to be an indispensable source of capital for economic development projects, large and small, all across the country. The data backs this up. In 2015 and 2016 alone, EB-5 investment has [...]

3 Jan, 2018
  • TEA Maps Featured

Explored the IIUSA TEA Analytic Mapping Tools Lately?

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

The interactive maps below help to visualize how various policy proposals ( the economically highly distressed criteria versus the New Market Tax Credit criteria) in addition to regulatory proposal by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reform Targeted Employment Areas's [...]

2 Jan, 2018
  • SEC Enforcement Featured

“SEC Brings Another Enforcement Action Against Unregistered Broker Dealer in California EB-5 Offering”

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

By: Scot O’Brien, Partner, Akerman LLP and Mark Y. Liu, Partner, Akerman LLP The recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) enforcement action against Allen Chi of California illustrates the SEC’s continued crackdown on unregistered broker-dealers and finders compensated for [...]

28 Dec, 2017
  • Visa Trends Featured

“Navigating EB-5 Visa Usage Statistics: A Historical and Current Perspective”

December 28th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Thanks to the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State, IIUSA received preliminary results of the latest statistics on EB-5 visa usage in fiscal year (FY) 2017 through July. Although [...]

18 Dec, 2017
  • SEO Featured

“SEO, Content Marketing, and Technology in EB-5”

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By: Richard Kristof, CEO, Investor Services Company of America; Marie Steel, Lead Web Guru, Investor Services Company of America These days, a high-quality, responsive website is not just an additional way to drive web traffic but the bare minimum needed [...]

15 Dec, 2017
  • Jan Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State January Visa Bulletin: EB-5 Visa Category Now “Unauthorized”

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier today, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs published the January Visa Bulletin (View PDF). All EB-5 Regional Center categories have gone to "U" meaning unauthorized. Authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center is set to expire on [...]

14 Dec, 2017
  • Loan Agreement Featured

“EB-5 Loan Agreement Best Practices”

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo F. Torres Esq., Shareholder, Torres Law The overwhelming majority of projects using funds from foreign immigrants investing in the Employment Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Visa Program (“EB-5 Program”) use a loan model structure (the “Loan Model”). As depicted [...]

13 Dec, 2017
  • I-526 Featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q4 Filing Statistics for I-526 & I-829 Petitions

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Economic Impact, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

Earlier this week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q4 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017,( July-September). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 Filing Statistics (Read [...]