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7 Jan, 2014

Former USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed as DHS Deputy Secretary; Leon Rodriguez nominated as replacement

January 7th, 2014|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|Tags: , , , , , |

  Mr. Mayorkas nomination confirmed by Senate, assumes number two role at DHS On Friday December 20th, nearly six months after President Barack Obama first nominated Alejandro Mayorkas to be Deputy Director at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the [...]

20 Dec, 2013

“Setting the Record Straight on the EB-5 Program” by Robert C. Divine, IIUSA Vice President

December 20th, 2013|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Media Coverage, Press Room, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|Tags: , , , , , , |

Senate consideration of the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to a higher position at the Department of Homeland Security has given rise to increasingly hyperbolic innuendo about the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.  As someone who served in senior positions at U.S. [...]

11 Oct, 2011

USCIS Director Talks EB-5 in Remarks to U.S. Chamber of Commerce

October 11th, 2011|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Towards the end of September, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Director, USCIS, spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  His remarks included reference to the EB-5 Program and the agency's efforts to improve it.  IIUSA is appreciative and supportive of the Director's [...]

3 Oct, 2011

Road to Permanent EB-5 RegCtr Program: IIUSA September EB-5 Events Summary

October 3rd, 2011|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Conferences, Congress, Events, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Milestones, Research / Analysis, Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last month, we hosted the IIUSA EB-5 Regional Center Advocacy Conference, surrounding various EB-5 meetings with the federal government.  I am pleased to provide the following summary. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wednesday September 14, 2011 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Meeting with Chairman of the House Judiciary, [...]

2 Aug, 2011

President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness: EB-5 announcement from USCIS at 1 PM EST

August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), White House|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A note from USCIS yesterday and article in WSJ this morning confirms that USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas will be making an announcement at 1 PM EST today to finalize a series of changes to visa programs, including EB-5. CLICK HERE [...]

12 Jul, 2011

IIUSA EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum is only a month away!

July 12th, 2011|Categories: Conferences, Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A month remains until we at IIUSA host the 1st annual IIUSA EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum in Seattle, WA on 8/11-8/12.  Space is filling up quickly, so make sure you plan ahead and REGISTER SOON! Welcoming the [...]