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1 Jun, 2020

Member Perspective: “FAQ: CORONAVIRUS AND EB-5 TEAS”

June 1st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Originally Published by Impact DataSource  As unemployment claims rise and uncertainty about the near-term and long-term impacts abound, we are getting a lot of questions about how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact high unemployment EB-5 TEAs (COVID-19 will not [...]

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 [...]

20 Feb, 2020

IIUSA’s New TEA Map is Updated with the Latest ACS and BLS Data

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Benefits, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

MOST RECENT ACS 5-YEAR ESTIMATES IIUSA published a free mapping tool in December 2019 to inform EB-5 industry stakeholders of critical regulatory changes related to the targeted employment area (TEA) designations. Earlier this week, we updated the data on our mapping [...]

3 Jan, 2018

Explored the IIUSA TEA Analytic Mapping Tools Lately?

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

The interactive maps below help to visualize how various policy proposals ( the economically highly distressed criteria versus the New Market Tax Credit criteria) in addition to regulatory proposal by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reform Targeted Employment Areas's [...]

6 Sep, 2017

“Trends in Proposed Legislation Suggest Very Strict Definitions of TEAs in the Future”

September 6th, 2017|Categories: Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

By Maggie Mullane, Economist, Impact DataSource In the previous publication, several large issues regarding Targeted Employment Areas (“TEAs”) from the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) January-proposed regulations were presented and discussed. Since that time, revisions have continued to be under [...]

23 Aug, 2017

“How Reliable is That State TEA Certification Letter?”

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

By Elizabeth Peng, Partner, Peng & Weber, PLLC; Cletus Weber, Partner, Peng & Weber, PLLC; Tina Lee Senior Associate Attorney, Peng & Weber, PLLC The current EB-5 statute and regulations set the minimum investment amount for EB-5 immigration at $1,000,000, which may be [...]

12 Jul, 2017

IIUSA Interactive TEA Map Reaches Over 1,000 Views

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

Earlier this year, IIUSA released an interactive mapping tool to visualize the policy impacts of various policy proposals to reform Targeted Employment Areas (“TEAs”). The interactive maps visualize all census tracts that would qualify as a TEA based on a [...]

1 Jun, 2017

IIUSA Publishes Additional Analyses to Report on TEA Policy Changes included in Draft EB-5 Legislation

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

Addendum Provides Further Insight into Potential Targeted Employment Area Policy Reform Earlier this month, an updated targeted employment area (TEA) report was published by Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the non-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center industry, which [...]

24 May, 2017

“TEA Designations: Proposed DHS Rule Would Significantly Alter the Process”

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

by Michael Kester, Economist, Impact DataSource On January 13th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend certain regulations governing the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. A significant portion of the proposed rules are [...]

15 May, 2017

Let’s Get the Facts Straight: Educating the Public that #EB5isWorking & Ready for Reform

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Membership, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

As the national membership-based not-for-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center Program we want to remind our members and industry stakeholders of the important role you can play in promoting local success stories of your own to highlight how [...]