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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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17 Aug, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Terminations and Impacts on Immigrant Families

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Michele Franchett, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; David Strashnoy, Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP We know from the pleas of immigrant families that not everything is Zen when it comes to regional center (RC) [...]

11 Aug, 2017
  • 2016 I-526 featured

A New Lens: What the Latest Data Tells Us about Raising EB-5 Capital in an Increasingly Challenging Marketplace

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

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Raising EB-5 capital worldwide has proven to be an increasingly challenging endeavor. As the industry trade association, IIUSA is committed to publishing the latest intelligence on EB-5 investor markets and proactively seeking data via [...]

1 Aug, 2017
  • 5-31processingtimes

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through May 31, 2017

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Benefits, 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 [...]

17 Jul, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues August Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Moves Up One Week

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Last week, the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2017 (View PDF).  The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of June 15, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving up [...]

27 Jun, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues July Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for Mainland Remains Unchanged

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of July 2017 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of June 08. 201 for Mainland-China born visa applicants which remains unchanged from [...]

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 [...]