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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 Dec, 2017
  • Events

See you in Las Vegas Next Week for the 2017 AILA EB-5 Investors Summit!

December 1st, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Events, Immigration Law, Speaking Engagements|

Next week, December 7-8, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host the 2017 EB-5 Investors Summit in Las Vegas, NV at the Aria Resort and Casino. IIUSA Executive Director, Peter D. Joseph, will present on a panel at the [...]

15 Nov, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues December Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Advances Two Weeks

November 15th, 2017|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 December 2017 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 15, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving up two [...]

2 Nov, 2017
  • CLE Featured

CLE Credits Now Available for the EB-5 Industry Forum

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Immigration Law, Securities Law|

If you attended this year's EB-5 Industry Forum and would like to apply for CLE credits, please ensure you do so by completing the CLE application through the conference mobile app located here. CLE requests are due to us by [...]

18 Oct, 2017
  • Nov Visa

U.S. Department of State Issues November Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Advances Two Weeks

October 18th, 2017|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 November 2017 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 01, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving [...]

16 Oct, 2017
  • WH Featured

President Trump Sends Letter to House and Senate Leaders Outlining Immigration Principles – Including Merit-Based Immigration System

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, White House|

Earlier this month, President Trump sent a letter to the House and Senate Leadership announcing his administration's priorities for reforming the nation's immigration system. The letter states that "Immigration reform must create more jobs, higher wages, and greater security for [...]

25 Sep, 2017
  • JUly RCBJ Featured

“The Advent of the EB-5 Broker Dealer”

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Uncategorized|

by Michael Fitzpatrick. Principal, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC and Clem Turner, Partner, Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP What is a broker-dealer? Broker-dealers serve an important role in U.S. financial markets to ensure integrity and transparency. Broker-dealers are registered with the [...]