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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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27 May, 2020

RCBJ Perspectives: “Investment Migration and the State of Play in Europe”

May 27th, 2020|Categories: IMC, Immigration Law, Investor Markets, Regional Center Business Journal|

 by Bruno L'Ecuyer, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council  Investment migration refers to the attainment of citizenship or residential rights in return for a financial investment or other contributions to the host country. Today, investment migration is a global industry [...]

22 May, 2020

RCBJ Perspectives: “Regional Center Considerations Under New TEA Regime”

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

 By Walter S. Gindin, Director, Legal Affairs, CanAm Enterprises  The EB-5 Program changed significantly on November 21, 2019 when the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) final EB-5 Modernization Rule (the “Final Rule”) took effect. The Final Rule made several [...]

11 May, 2020

RCBJ Perspectives: “What Have You Done for Me Lately?”

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Benefits, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal|

by Aaron Grau, Executive Director, IIUSA  Trade associations are platforms for debate, resolution, and progress toward a common goal. We should assume, even hope, that not all association members have the exact same point of view. Their diversity, even within [...]

7 May, 2020

The Next Edition of the Regional Center Business Journal is Now Available!

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Investor Markets, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Dear Readers, Like with each publication of the Regional Center Business Journal, this edition also touches on many new developments in the EB-5 industry. Emerging investor markets present challenges, some unique and others more familiar. Regulations that became effective in [...]

5 Feb, 2020

EB-5 Authors Share Your Insights with Industry Peers in the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal

February 5th, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

All Article Proposals are Due No Later than February 15 Read our most recent addition by clicking the image above. If you think you have an exciting, unique and timely topic that you think is imperative for the [...]

7 Jan, 2020

Now Accepting Article Submissions for the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

The IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal is the premier educational resource for EB-5 industry stakeholders. Read our most recent addition by clicking the image above. With an eye to an important year ahead for the EB-5 Regional Center [...]

3 Jan, 2020

“A Deep Dive into the Data Lake of EB-5 Regional Centers Statistics”

January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Uncategorized|

By Lee Y. Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Congress created the EB-5 Regional Center Program in 1992 with the goal of promoting regional economic growth through foreign direct investment from qualified EB-5 investors. After 28 yeas, EB-5 Regional Centers across the [...]

12 Dec, 2019

“Know Your Customers Regulations: What EB-5 Participants Should Know”

December 12th, 2019|Categories: Financial Services, Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA; Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial; Steven Lechter, Associate Attorney, Torres Law PA Any new commercial enterprise (NCE) that is an issuer of EB-5 securities (EB-5 Issuer) should understand and comply, as [...]

5 Dec, 2019

Subscription Escrow Accounts in EB-5 A Story of Evolution

December 5th, 2019|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Jill Jones, NES Financial; Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates Global; Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law PA  The use of a subscription escrow account to accept capital contributions from EB-5 investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through the [...]

15 Nov, 2019

“FOIA…the Never Ending Story”

November 15th, 2019|Categories: FOIA, Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Ashley Casey, Director of Education & Professional Development, IIUSA In Spring of 2018, I wrote an article about IIUSA’s “FOIA woes” – the increasingly frustrating and lengthy process by which IIUSA collects most of its data on the EB-5 [...]