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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Teleconference on Monday, August 29th, between 1:00pm and 2:00pm (Eastern). This second teleconference is being held because of telephone issues encountered during the July 28th EB-5 teleconference from Miami, FL. This second engagement will address questions that were not heard or shared during the previous engagement. The remarks from the July 28th EB-5 engagement are available at, “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Stakeholder Engagement from Miami“.

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DATE: Monday, August 29, 2016 TIME: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Eastern)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Teleconference from Miami, Florida on Thursday, July 28th, between 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern). The event will start with an update of the EB-5 program followed by a question and answer session. USCIS is inviting participants to ask non-case specific questions or provide feedback on the EB-5 program.

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DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2016 TIME: 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Teleconference on Wednesday, February 3rd between 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern). The event will start with an update of the EB-5 program followed by a question and answer session. USCIS is inviting participants to ask non-case specific questions or provide feedback on the EB-5 program.

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DATE: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 TIME: 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern)

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would like to remind stakeholders that “EB-5 regional centers” and related commercial enterprises should not contain the words “United States,” “U.S.,” “US” and “Federal” in their names. Using these words in the name of a regional center or enterprise may imply a false relationship between the entity (using the name) and the U.S. government and its’ federal agencies. Please read the USCIS message, “News: USCIS Message on EB-5 Regional Centers Naming Conventions” for further details and regulations.

On Monday, August 17th, USCIS also reminded stakeholders that no one, including EB-5 regional centers, may use the official U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seal or the DHS seal coupled with the USCIS signature without first obtaining express written approval from the Secretary of DHS. Please read the USCIS message, “News: USCIS Message: Unauthorized Use of the DHS Seal” for further details and regulations.

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 between 2:30 to 4pm (EST). The subject of the event will be to discuss the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and will include a Q&A session. For more information on this teleconference please review the Meeting Invitation

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On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State (DOS) Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division announced that as of that date the maximum number of E-B5 visas has been reached for China for FY2014. He made the announcement at the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) 2014 EB-5 Conference in Chicago, IL. He stated that all China EB-5 applicants already scheduled for interviews for the rest of August and September still had EB-5 visa numbers allotted to them.

USCIS will continue to accept and process new China EB-5 cases but these cases will be held in the Visa Office’s “Pending Demand” file until October 1, 2014, the beginning of the new Fiscal Year (FY2015). All of China EB-5 cases held in the “Pending Demand” file will be processed under FY2015 limits. Please note that this announcement only affects the China EB-5 category.

Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5) in 1990 for job creation and capital investment within the United States by foreign investors.