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Search Results: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
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EB-5 Regional Center ProgramMembers only Login
David Andersson (IIUSA), David Bovee (Zenith Capital), and Cletus Weber (Peng & Weber, PLLC) explain the impact of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program across the country, as well as the program's economic impact in the state of Washington.
EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for States and LocalitiesMembers only Login
Analyzing recent government data and independent studies of the program, Bipartisan Policy Center provides an overview of the EB-5 program’s history, performance, and impacts to date. This paper also looks at the increasing interest in creating...
Michigan: Open to the WorldMembers only Login
Joe Borgstrom, COO of the Michigan Community Development Corporation, describes the benefits of utilizing the EB-5 program in the state of Michigan.
Pairing EB-5 with Tax Credit EquityMembers only Login
Cam Turner of United Fund Advisors presents strategies, as well as several case studies, regarding the EB-5 program and the advantages of pairing the program with tax credit equity.
Increasing Economic Opportunity In Distressed Urban Communities With EB-5Members only Login
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City offers insights into the potential of the EB-5 program as a tool for impact investing in inner cities. A set of recommendations is offered to leverage this tool to maximize economic opportunity in...
IIUSA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
The Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA) approved its 2014 Best Practices Committee recommendations. The recommendations issued set high standards for IIUSA’s members in an effort to promote responsible, professional and ethical behavior and...
Anatomy of EB-5 Investment InfographicMembers only Login
This infographic highlights the process of using EB-5 for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s first EB-5 funded project through IIUSA President’s Advisory Council member, New York City Regional Center (NYCRC).
How California is Making the Most of EB-5
In this CDFA webcast, our expert panelists including Peter Joseph of IIUSA, Mariza McKee with Kutak Rock, and Kraig Schwigen with CMB Regional Centers present on the impact being made by EB-5 in California, key rules and regulations, and...
EB-5 Financing Overview: NYLO South Dallas HotelMembers only Login
Gabriel Hidalgo with Civitas Capital Group discusses the EB-5 program and the City of Dallas Regional Center and gives an overview of the NYLO South Dallas Hotel case study.
Improving the EB-5 Investor Visa Program: International Financing for U.S. Regional Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
Brookings Institute proposes a number of suggestions for a reconsidered EB-5 regional center program to help federal policy makers strengthen the utility of this development finance tool and better accomplish the central goal of the program.
OIG Report: USCIS' EB-5 Regional Center ProgramMembers only Login
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General audit of USCIS' EB-5 Regional Center Program provides an assessment of laws and regulations, foreign investments and job creation, program integrity, recommendations and more.
Recommended Best Practices for EB-5 Regional Centers
IIUSA developed a list of best practices to provide comprehensive guidance to regional centers seeking to conduct business in a manner that will foster growth and success of the EB-5 program.
USCIS EB-5 Training MaterialsMembers only Login
This resource contains all USCIS EB-5 training materials through May 2011, as released to IIUSA through a FOIA request. Prepared by Karla Creech at Cornell Law School, the training materials contain nearly 800 pages of comprehensive information on...
Application and Petition Forms Related to the EB-5 Program
This document contains critical application and petition forms related to the EB-5 program including: I-526, I-485, DS-230, I-829, I-924 and I-924A.
Essentials of Immigration Law - Abbreviations and Acronyms
The American Immigration Lawyers Association published this comprehensive list of abbreviations and acronyms that apply to immigration law and the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
Maximizing the EB-5 OpportunityMembers only Login
Moderator Peter Joseph with IIUSA leads a session featuring the country's EB-5 experts as they showcase recent deals, finding investors, immigration process, and proving job creation & exit strategies.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program - Urban Land InstituteMembers only Login
Steve Polivy with Akerman gave a brief presentation covering the basic features of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group. In the presentation, Polivy describes the essential functions of a regional...
EB-5 Investor Program and the State of MinnesotaMembers only Login
This study by the Carlson Consulting Enterprise explores how Minnesota can best leverage the federal EB-5 Program to drive employment in the state. Basics of EB-5, detailed processes of the program, historical data, assessment, models and projects,...
EB-5 Immigration & Investment ProceduresMembers only Login
Cleveland International Fund created an easy, informative graphic which outlines the general steps for the EB-5 immigration and investment process from potential investor to receiving a permanent green card.
IIUSA EB-5 Visa StatisticsMembers only Login
The Association to Invest In USA released a variety of data sets and graphs to analyze the EB-5 Visa program. Statistics were gathered from 2006-2012.
Project Finance: EB-5 Investor Visa OptionMembers only Login
Julie Ferguson with Carlton Fields discusses EB-5 Investor Visa as an option for financing projects. The presentation provides an overview of the EB-5 program.
EB-5 Guidance Memo: Cases Involving Tenant-OccupancyMembers only Login
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published this guidance memorandum intended to facilitate adjunction of cases involving issues related to the "tenant-occupancy" methodology for establishing job creation in EB-5 cases.
Trends in Regional Centers in the EB-5 Investor Visa ProgramMembers only Login
IIUSA published this report by Lincoln Stone covering trends in new EB-5 regional centers over the course of the program. The report covers applications, timing, geography, and more.
EB-5 Financing 101Members only Login
This presentation provides a thorough discussion of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program by Angelique Brunner of EB5 Capital, Robert Divine of Baker Donelson, Peter Joseph of IIUSA, and Jennifer Moseley of Burr and Forman.
Executive Summary of EB-5 ProgramMembers only Login
Business Oregon produced this summary of the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, with an emphasis on how the state identifies targeted employment areas for $500K investments.
EB-5 Financing for Hotels: The Tenant Occupancy IssueMembers only Login
This article by James R. Butler Jr. of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell discusses a potential complication for EB-5 financing of hotel projects, which is addressed through a report by Catherine Holmes and Victor Shum.
EB-5: Addressing the Financing Gap
The Immigrant Investor Program, or EB-5, is addressed in this feature article from Toby Rittner, CDFA President & CEO, for Development Finance Perspectives, Issue 1 | 2012. The article overviews the program and discusses EB-5's value as a gap...
USCIS 23 January 2012 Stakeholder PresentationMembers only Login
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency responsible for administering the EB-5 investor visa program. This presentation by the agency documents trends in Regional Center creation and visa approvals through first quarter...
EB-5 Flowchart for the Individual InvestorMembers only Login
This document produced by Miller Mayer provides a flowchart for how an individual investor uses the EB-5 investment process to obtain a permanent US visa.
Overview of Jay Peak Resort EB-5 Visa ProgramMembers only Login
This presentation by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, demonstrates how Vermont's Regional Center, the only state-wide, state-run Regional Center in the country, has used EB-5 investments to upgrade the Jay Peak Resort.
EB-5: The Myths, Realities, Challenges, and OpportunitiesMembers only Login
This presentation by Kosmont Companies, California Golden Fund, Global Law Group, and CRA/LA gives an overview of the EB-5 program, which provides qualified foreign investors with visas. The presentation includes several examples of projects funded...
The EB-5 Program: Alternative Financing for DevelopmentMembers only Login
This document by Kahler Slater describes how a Marriott Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was able to receive funding and proceed through financing received from EB-5 investors.
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