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3 Apr, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

April Visa Bulletin Highlights Looming Oversubscription for Vietnamese EB-5 Applicants

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Bulletin for the month of April 2018 (View PDF) reveals a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants which remained unchanged from the March bulletin. Special Note [...]

13 Feb, 2018
  • Visa Bul March

U.S. Department of State Issues March Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland-China Remains Unchanged

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

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

6 Feb, 2018
  • Research-&-Analysis

IIUSA Data Report: Processing Time Statistics & Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through November 30, 2017

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

As of November 30 2017, USCIS is processing the I-526 petitions that it recieved before December 12, 2015; I-829 petitions recieved before October 24, 2015 and the I-924 applications received before December 2 ,2015. Key Highlights on Latest EB-5 Processing Time Statistics: [...]

29 Jan, 2018
  • Processing Trends 10-31

IIUSA Data Report: Processing Time Statistics & Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through October 31, 2017

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) befan positing EB-5 petition processing times using a specific date format rather than in weeks or months as a "first step to providing processing times that are similar and easier to understand". [...]

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 [...]