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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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6 Sep, 2017
  • JUly RCBJ Featured

“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
  • State TEA Featured

“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
  • TEA NMTC Map

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
  • TEA Report

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
  • RCBJ

“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
  • Facts Featured

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 [...]

20 Apr, 2017
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Press Release: IIUSA Publishes First-Ever Comparative Analysis Report on EB-5 TEA Policy Reform

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Press Releases, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

EB-5 Industry’s First Comprehensive Analysis of Targeted Employment Area Reform Proposals Seeks to Educate and Inform Policy Discussions Earlier this month, Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the non-profit trade association of the EB-5 Regional Center industry, published the industry’s first-ever [...]

13 Jan, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

DHS Publishes Proposed Rule Changes Addressing TEAs and Minimum Investment Amount

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Today, January 13, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that expands on the advanced notice of rules that was released on January 11 regarding enhanced compliance requirements and efficiencies in USCIS processing of related [...]

10 Aug, 2016
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Explore IIUSA’s EB-5 Projects & Policy Mapping Tool!

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

Earlier this year, IIUSA released a first-of-its kind EB-5 Projects & Policy Mapping Tool in beta, which plots the location of over 470 EB-5 projects from a wide variety of industries and located in diverse communities across the U.S. IIUSA [...]

22 Jun, 2016
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IIUSA Updates TEA Mapping Tool with Most Recent Census Data

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

IIUSA is pleased to present an updated version our interactive mapping tool, which utilizes the most up to date Census data, that plots the location of over 470 EB-5 projects from a wide variety of industries and located in diverse communities across [...]