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Eb 5 Program

EB-5 Reform: Keep The Jobs, Fix The Problems

Peter D. Joseph | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Joseph

The EB-5 Investment Program creates thousands of American jobs across the country without costing taxpayers a dime. And at IIUSA, we're working for important reforms that improve rigorous vetting of both projects and investors, while allowing the program to continue transforming communities and providing quality American jobs.

Perfect Friendships

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Senator Charles Grassley and others have long urged that the program be overhauled because of abuses in how it operates. That didn't happen. Instead, towards the end of December, before Congress went on vacation for the holidays, it acted to extend the EB-5 program until September 30, 2016.

Why Split Hairs Over a Viable Economic Development Program?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

While reform is absolutely necessary to improve and expand the EB-5 program, Congress should exercise caution when tinkering with the program's incentives to boost financing in certain areas or risk dampening EB-5's overall economic impact.

Senator Rand Paul Introduces Legislation to Expand the EB-5 Program

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

In the latest EB-5-related bill to hit the Senate floor, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced on October 1, 2015 the most open-handed, favorable legislation to-date for the reauthorization and renewal of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

U.S. Job Creation at No Cost to the Taxpayer: An Idea We Can All Agree on

Peter D. Joseph | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Peter D. Joseph

After years of being underutilized, the federal immigrant investor visa program -- known as the EB-5 Program -- has finally come into its own, annually attracting billions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI) that creates jobs and spurs economic development at no cost to taxpayers.

Investment Immigration Programs Compete with EB-5

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

After spending the past few months traveling around China, I have witnessed firsthand a proliferation of foreign programs. These investment immigration programs are aimed at attracting foreign capital in exchange for permanent residency or even just a passport.

Members of Congress Step Up With Legislation That Solves Chinese EB-5 Retrogression If Passed

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

While EB-5 has been on the legislative bargaining table for a number of years, the recent development of retrogression conditions makes debate on program reforms all the more urgent.

Chinese EB-5 Visa Retrogression: Good for Program Diversity

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

If you are familiar with the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, you may have heard recently that the sky is falling. Yes, that is correct; the two words that strike fear into many in the EB-5 community -- Chinese retrogression -- became a reality on August 23.

New Public Agencies Jumping Aboard the EB-5 Train

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

Public-private partnerships have been a point of contention over the years; can government bureaucracy really coexist with free-market enterprise? However, in the niche world of the EB-5 immigrant investor program, these arrangements not only coexist, but also seem to be working well and growing in numbers.

Getting A U.S. Visa Is Easy If You're Rich

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

If you want to become a U.S. citizen, making a lot of money isn't a bad way to start. The U.S. government is expected to issue a record 6,000-plus...

Atlantic Yards Stopped?

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Longstanding opponents Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and Brooklyn Speaks got a favorable response last month and will have a hearing tomorrow, Dec. 2...