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IIUSA Sends Open Letter To USCIS In Support Of Proposed Rulemaking

Linked is a letter submitted, a few weeks back, by IIUSA in support of the proposed rulemaking of USCIS to adopt regulations (the "Regulations") that will have a material impact on the EB-5 Program, including a list of...more

US Department of State Releases June 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories remain unchanged, while EB-2 India advances slightly....more

The Follow Up To IIUSA Meeting In Washington, DC On April 23, 2018 And April 24, 2018

IIUSA had its annual meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting focused a lot on the status of the industry, retrogression, new legislation and collective marketing efforts....more

Orange Groves, Pay Phones, Visas, and Violins: Why Your Real Estate or Business Investment May be Subject to Securities Regulation

A recent Wall Street Journal headline announced “SEC Looks Into Kushner Cos. Over Use of EB-5 Program for Immigrant Investors.” It is not unusual to hear that a company is being investigated by the government over...more

Where Are We Now?

Now that Congress has provided a clean extension until September 30, 2018, there are several issues that need to be addressed and factors that need to be taken into account in connection with the overall EB-5 industry and its...more

US Department of State Releases May 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories remain unchanged, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India cutoff dates will advance....more

Seventh Circuit Disqualifies Conflicted Counsel

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It’s not often that a court disqualifies one of the lawyers who appears before it. That’s what makes the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Doe v. Nielsen, No. 17-2040 (7th Cir. Feb. 26, 2018), one for the history books....more

Congress Kicks the Can a Bit Further: The EB-5 Program Is Extended to September 30th

by Polsinelli on

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (the “Omnibus Act”), a $1.3 trillion spending bill, as federal funding and the EB-5 program were due to expire....more

EB-5 Program Extension Allows Developers More Time to Obtain Financing

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Last week H.R.1625 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 was enacted. The Act includes a continuation of funding, until September 30, 2018, for the EB-5 Regional Center Program. ...more

Straight EB-5 Extension in Proposed Omnibus Appropriations Bill

A provision to extend the current EB-5 Program until September 30, 2018 is contained in the proposed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (“Omnibus”). If passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President this week,...more

EB-5 Alert! EB-5 Given Six-Month Extension

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The EB-5 Program has been extended for six months, through September 30, 2018, as part of the omnibus spending bill funding the federal government. Congress passed the spending bill early Friday morning and President Trump...more

Summary of the Draft EB-5 Reform Act

There appears to be significant momentum from the Republican contingent in the Senate and the House to pass an EB-5 reform bill entitled, "The EB5 Immigrant Investor Visa and Regional Center Reform Act" (the "Draft Bill") in...more

US Department of State Releases April 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance....more

Chilling Effect of Proposed EB-5 Investment Amounts on EB-5 Regional Centers in Rural States

Lawmakers are again considering changes to the EB-5 Program. In fact, before the end of this month, we may see provisions from the “Immigrant Investor Visa and Regional Center Program Comprehensive Reform Act” or “EB-5 Reform...more

SEC Files Another Unregistered Broker Action Tied to EB-5

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission has brought a series of unregistered broker actions in recent years – the cases have become a staple of Enforcement. One of the areas which seems to generate a continuing series of these cases is the EB-5...more

What’s Next for the EB-5 Program?

by Polsinelli on

Congress recently passed and President Trump signed a comprehensive two-year defense spending budget agreement for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to prevent an extended federal government shutdown. The legislation also contained...more

US Department of State Releases March 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Cutoff dates for all employment-based categories show minimal advancement. The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Immigration Debate Begins: Prospects for EB-5 Reform & Reauthorization

Congress nearly averted a shutdown last week, but just missed the mark when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked Senate passage of the fifth – and supposedly final — continuing resolution (CR) of this fiscal year...more

EB-5 Update: Congress Extends EB-5 Investor Visa, Again.

Yet again, the House and Senate have passed and sent to the White House a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program until March 23, 2018. Invest in the USA...more

Stopgap Spending Bill Ends Second Federal Government Shutdown in Less than a Month

by Cozen O'Connor on

A brief federal government shutdown ended Friday as the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) which provides a bipartisan budget bill that raises spending caps for two years and funds the federal...more

Immigration Law Outlook for 2018

Immigration continues to be a centerpiece of the Trump administration, and this means that the legal landscape may be subject to legislative, regulatory, policy, and agency operational changes, leading to additional barriers...more

Weekly Roundup of Local and Under-the-Radar White Collar News - February 2018

by Lane Powell PC on

..Miami businessman agrees to pay $81M for EB-5 visa program fraud ..The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) apparently sent subpoenas to cryptocurrency platforms ..Meanwhile, the SEC obtained a court order halting...more

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the...more

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the...more

Stopgap Bill to End Government Shutdown passes Congress, extends EB-5 Program 3 weeks

by Cozen O'Connor on

The federal government shutdown came to an end as the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) which extended the Federal budget until February 8, 2018. The President signed the bill late Monday night. ...more

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