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CDFA EB-5 Finance Update December 8, 2015

EB-5 Finance Update
December 8, 2015
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IIUSA Supports Bicameral, Bipartisan Agreement to Reform EB-5
In a letter sent to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders, the Press Release Rocket reports that IIUSA communicated its support for moving ahead with the legislation and outlined the organization's priorities for re-authorization.

Reforms to the EB-5 Regional Center Program are Needed
According to the Executive Vice President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, EB-5 regional center program reforms are necessary to restore the program's integrity and to provide meaningful incentives for investment in low-income urban and rural communities.

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Publishes 2015 Q4 Adjudication Statistics
On November 18th, USCIS published updated data for Q4 (July-September) pertaining to the number of I-526 petitions and  I-829 petitions received, approved, denied, and pending as of September 30, 2015.

EB-5 Regional Centers and Purchasing D&O Coverage
It is important that regional centers purchase directors and officers ("D&O") insurance policies. The National Law Review reports that a D&O policy protects an entity and its officers and directors from Claims alleging Wrongful Acts.

Amended EB-5 Draft Legislation Circulates
According to the National Law Review, a revised discussion draft from both the Senate and the House of Representatives proposing to reform the EB-5 program and extending the program until Sept. 30, 2019, was redistributed in the Senate and House. There are key provisions of the document that will serve to change and reform the program.

Upcoming Events

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Blending Capital - How Impact Investing Can Advance Economic Development Finance
December 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm EST
During this installment of the CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, hear from our expert panel will discuss how new partnerships can be developed to create guarantees, credit enhancements, or capital access programs with foundation-related impact investments through state and local development finance agencies.

Headlines

EB-5 Regional Center Program Deadline for Renewal Approaches
JD Supra Business Advisor | Dec. 7 | EB-5 Visa

Limiting Securities Litigation Risks in EB-5 Offerings
The National Law Review | Dec. 2 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Visa Due Diligence Best Practices & Challenges
Investment Immigration | Nov. 27 | EB-5 Visa

New EB-5 Project in Miami, Florida: Retirement Community
Digital Journal | Nov. 23 | EB-5 Visa

SEC Hits FL Developer With $8.5M EB-5 Fraud Suit
Law360 | Nov. 23 | EB-5 Visa | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

It's Business as Usual (Mostly) for EB-5 Activity in DC
Globe St. | Nov. 23 | EB-5 Visa

Immigrant Investors to Finance Hard Rock Hotel in Atlanta
Florida Politics | Nov. 23 | EB-5 Visa

IIUSA Submits Amicus Brief in SEC v. Path America Case
PRWeb | Nov. 20 | EB-5 Visa | Federal | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Casino Presses Its Luck with Tax Financing Plan
Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nov. 17 | EB-5 Visa | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Real Estate Industry and EB-5 Funding Program
The Real Deal | Nov. 16 | EB-5 Visa

IIUSA Successfully Hosts EB-5 Market Exchange
prweb | Nov. 13 | EB-5 Visa

Real Estate and Green Cards: EB-5 Debate
Washington Wire | Nov. 12 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Legislative Update
JD Supra | Nov. 12 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development



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