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21 Jan, 2019
  • RCBJ

“Investment Amount Increases for the U.S. EB-5 Visa: The Likely Economic Consequences in Today’s Marketplace”

January 21st, 2019|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Scott W Barnhart, PhD;  Associate Professor of Finance Florida Atlantic University and President, Barnhart Economic Services, LLC Recent proposals for increasing the minimum investment amount for the U.S. EB-5 visa from the current $500,000 and $1,000,000 amounts for TEA [...]

7 Jan, 2019
  • Third Party

“Third Party Currency Swaps: Considerations for RFE’s”

January 7th, 2019|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Jennifer Hermansky, Shareholder Greenburg Traurig  Various countries have set internal currency controls that restrict the amount of foreign currency that can be purchased each year by an individual, including countries which originate a significant amount of EB-5 investors, such [...]

27 Dec, 2018
  • RCBJ

Opportunity Zone Investments: A New Source of Capital for New and Existing EB-5 Projects

December 27th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial; Catherine Debono Holmes, Partner, Jeffer Mangel Butler & Mitchell; and Kelly Alton, General Counsel, NES Financial  EB-5 capital raising has slowed due to visa backlogs, increasing the need for additional sources of [...]

10 Dec, 2018
  • Compliance Reviews Featured

“Regional Center Compliance Reviews”

December 10th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Susan Pilcher, Senior Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Elsie Hui Arias, Partner, , Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (“IPO”) has commenced its long-anticipated program of regional [...]

6 Dec, 2018
  • at risk featured

“Is the Investment Truly at Risk? How Call Options Could Result in I-526 Petition Denials”

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Ozzie Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA  In an ever-changing EB-5 investor program wrought with complexities and USCIS surprises, there has always been an unwavering tenet: the investment must remain at-risk. Unfortunately, USCIS continued its practice of unilaterally changing the [...]

1 Nov, 2018
  • RCBJ October

Latest IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal Now Available Online!

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

  IIUSA is pleased to announced that the The 2018 Q3-Q4 Issue of the Regional Center Business Journal ( “RCBJ”) is now available online! This edition of the Journal highlights the value IIUSA continues to deliver to its members, with [...]

23 Aug, 2018
  • RCBJ

Feature your Business in the Upcoming Magazine & Conference Handbook for the EB-5 Industry Forum

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Conferences, Events, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Have you considered advertising in RCBJ in the past? Well now is the perfect time to secure an advertisment! We are excited to announce that the next edition of the industry's premier educational publication will be distributed to the 500+ attendees [...]

26 Jul, 2018
  • Turkey Featured

IIUSA Member Perspective: EB-5 Investments in Turkey

July 26th, 2018|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal|

by Eren Cicekdagi, Managing Director, Golden Gate Global  Turkey is traditionally known as the bridge between Europe and Asia, and this is true – both geographically and economically. Today, the immigration and investment landscape in Turkey is a two-way street, [...]

24 Jul, 2018
  • RCBJ

Submit an Article or Advertisement for the Special Conference Edition of the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal!

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal|

The deadline for article submissions for the next edition of the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ) is fast approaching and we invite all members of IIUSA to submit an article for consideration. This falls RCBJ will be a special [...]

17 Jul, 2018
  • Vietnam Featured Article

RCBJ Retrospective: “Update on Vietnam: A Surging EB-5 Market”

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By: Brandon Meyer, Partner, Fakhoury Global Immigration In less than five years, the EB-5 market in Vietnam has grown from single-digits a year volume to become the world’s second largest source of EB-5 investors. Some industry observers believe that Vietnam [...]