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CDFA EB-5 Finance Update - January 12, 2016

EB-5 Finance Update
January 12, 2016
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EB-5 Finance Update


Year-End Message to EB-5 Stakeholders from Peter D. Joseph
IIUSA Executive Director Peter Joseph details in an end-of-year message the accomplishments of IIUSA and the EB-5 program in 2015, as well as the major challenges looming in 2016.

SEC: Lawyers Offered EB-5 Investments as Unregistered Brokers
The Securites and Exchange Commission announced in a statement that it has filed actions against several U.S. lawyers for acting as unregistered securities brokers.

What TEA Projects Might Look Like Under EB-5 2.0: Alternatives Illustrated with Maps and Data
In a working paper published by the NYU Stern School of Business, authors Jeanne Calderon and Gary Friedland explore how targeted employment projects would evolve if proposed EB-5 rule changes are passed by Congress.

USCIS EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Stakeholder Engagement
USCIS will provide EB-5 program updates during a teleconference on Wednesday, February 3. The second part will be a question-and-answer session on the EB-5 program.

EB-5 Program Provides Fast Track to Getting U.S. Visa, with a $500K Investment
The federal EB-5 program, a program that enables foreign citizens to earn American visas through investment in targeted projects, remains controversial despite notable achievements.

Congress Extends EB-5 Program for One Year without Changes
After more than six months of efforts to reform the program in exchange for a five-year reauthorization, on December 15 Congress instead opted for a nine-month extension without changes.

Hudson Yard Developers Snag $5B in Financing
As reported by Construction Dive, a mixed-use development in New York City has finalized a $5 billion financing package, one of the largest capital raises for a real estate project in the U.S. since the 2008 downturn.

Upcoming Events
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The Benefits Of Permanently Authorizing EB-5
Law 360 | Jan. 11 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development | Legislative

Florida EB-5 Regional Center and Spoleto Brazil Are Bringing a $25M Expansion to FL
KBMT 12 News | Jan. 6 | EB-5 Visa

USCIS Updates Processing Time for I-526, I-829 and I-924 Petitions 
Lexology | Dec. 31 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Tea Zones: City of Perris, the Perfect Location
EIN Presswire | Dec. 29 | EB-5 Visa

Both Sides of EB-5 Renewal
Planetizen | Dec. 24 | EB-5 Visa

Greenfield Advisors Now Providing Expert Due Diligence to EB-5 Investors
Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Dec. 24 | EB-5 Visa

How Efforts to Overhaul EB-5 Failed on Capitol Hill
The Wall Street Journal | Dec. 24 | EB-5 Visa | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | International | Legislative

USCIS Publishes 2015 Q4 Adjudication Statistics
IIUSA | Dec. 22 | EB-5 Visa

Visas Are Lure for China Casino Cash in Schenectady
Times Union | Dec. 21 | EB-5 Visa

Civitas Capital Group CEO Urges Passage of EB-5 Integrity Act
Civitas | Dec. 21 | EB-5 Visa

Does the EB-5 Program Take Advantage of Investors?
PBS Newshour | Dec. 11 | EB-5 Visa | Federal | International | Legislative

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