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12 Jun, 2017
  • 526featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q2 Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last  week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q2 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (January-March). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

30 May, 2017
  • MArch Data

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for I-526 and I-829 Petitions Reach an All-Time High

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of March 31, 2017, USCIS is processing the I‐526 petitions that it received before September 20, 2015 (a two week increase over the processing times published in February); the I‐829 petitions that USCIS received before October 12, 2014 (up [...]

12 May, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues June Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for Mainland China Advances

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the June Visa Bulletin (View PDF) revealing a cutoff date of June 08, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants. The May Visa Bulletin listed all EB-5 Regional Center Categories as "U" [...]

11 May, 2017
  • InvestorTrends Featured

“Seven Trends in EB-5 Investor Markets Illustrated by the Latest I-526 Filing Statistics of Investor Origin”

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst  IIUSA believes in the power of data analytics to inform and enhance the EB-5 marketplace. As such, we consistently seek a variety of EB-5 statistics via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order [...]

21 Apr, 2017
  • processing times featured

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through Feb. 28, 2017

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of January 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) petition processing times are posted using a specific date format rather than weeks or months. According to USCIS, this is the “first step to providing processing times that are timelier [...]

14 Apr, 2017
  • I-829 Featrued

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q1 Quarterly Statistics for I-526/I-829 Petitions

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q1 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, (October-December). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 (Read the Report) (Explore [...]

7 Apr, 2017
  • RCBJ

“Materiality in Securities and Immigration Contexts”

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, Securities Law|

By Osvaldo Torres, Principal, Torres Law and Barbara Rassi, Associate Attorney, Torres Law  Federal securities laws are based on the notion that investment and voting decisions should be predicated based on full disclosure of the information necessary “to bring into [...]

30 Mar, 2017
  • RCBJ

The Effect of Redefining Accredited Investors in EB-5

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

By Jor Law, Esq., Corporate/Securities Attorney, Homeier Law PC The “accredited investor” is central to Rule 506 of Regulation D, one of the commonly relied upon exemptions in securities laws. In the EB-5 industry, Rule 506 is one of the [...]

21 Mar, 2017
  • I-526

IIUSA Data Report on Annual I-526 and I-829 Petition Statistics Updated through FY 2016

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA is pleased to announce that our annual data reports on I-526 and I-829 petition statistics are updated to included data through FY2016. The reports are a data visualization and analysis on historical and recent petitions statistics and serve to [...]

10 Mar, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues April Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for Mainland China Advances Three Weeks

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the April Visa Bulletin (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of May 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving up three weeks from May 1, 2014 [...]