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Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy Highlights Plans for Proposed EB-5 Regulations at IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference

Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy Highlights Plans for Proposed EB-5 Regulations at IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference

“Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy, delivered a keynote address to kick off IIUSA’s 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC... Ms. Kovarik reinforced her department’s position that they will try to get EB-5 regulatory reform done this year, as indicated on the Unified Regulatory Agenda. Items of the regulation that she spoke about were the targeted employment area (TEA) designation and increases in investment amounts.”

Bill Gresser Re-Elected as Vice President of Invest In the USA

Bill Gresser Re-Elected as Vice President of Invest In the USA

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2018

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC, was re-elected to serve as the Vice President of Invest In the USA (IIUSA) during the 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference. EB-5 New York State is very proud of the work that Bill does with IIUSA to protect, improve and grow the EB-5 program.

During his last year serving as Vice President of IIUSA, Bill worked as a key advocate of the EB-5 program. He has spent the last year working to gain support for the EB-5 program in the US Congress, as well as reforms to improve the EB-5 program and to foster industry unity on best practices.

EB-5 New York State sends our warmest congratulations to Bill’s fellow IIUSA board members that were elected to serve in other IIUSA leadership positions.

To learn more about the work that IIUSA does on behalf of the EB-5 industry and receive updates on IIUSA’s work, visit https://iiusa.org.

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Congratulations to Bill Gresser for EB-5 Hero Award Nomination

Congratulations to Bill Gresser for EB-5 Hero Award Nomination

March 26, 2018 – We are excited to announce that Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Vice President of IIUSA has been nominated to receive the EB-5 Hero award during the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet.

The EB-5 Hero award celebrates “a true hero of EB-5 – someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote and follow IIUSA’s Code of Conduct and live our values of being guardians of ethics, embody professionalism, are fair and reliable, campions of the code and committed to fostering an industry that is adherent to best practices.”

EB-5 New York State is incredibly proud of the work that Bill has done and continues to do on behalf of the EB-5 industry.

The IIUSA EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet will be held on April 22, 2018 in Washington, DC, prior to the start of the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference. 

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IIUSA Update: EB-5 Program Extended Through January 19, 2018

IIUSA Update: EB-5 Program Extended Through January 19, 2018

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill - Extends EB-5 Through January 19, 2018. 

[On December 21st] "both the House and Senate passed a stopgap spending bill which will avert a government shutdown through January 19, 2018, pending signature by President Trump which is expected sometime today. This extends the current sunset date for the EB-5 Regional Center Program as well, which was supposed to expire at midnight tonight.

IIUSA remains in close conversations with the Congressional offices working on EB-5 reform legislation and we are hopeful that action will occur prior to the new sunset date in January. As always, we will keep you informed of any developments when they occur. A reminder that you can review IIUSA's Policy Platform at anytime. This platform, developed and approved by our members and Board of Directors, guides the organizations conversations and positions around EB-5 reform. Please contactadvocacy@iiusa.org with any comments or questions."

BILL GRESSER SPEAKS ON EB-5 POLICY PANEL AT THE IIUSA CONFERENCE – MIAMI, 2017

BILL GRESSER SPEAKS ON EB-5 POLICY PANEL AT THE IIUSA CONFERENCE – MIAMI, 2017

Miami, Florida, October 24, 2017

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Vice President of IIUSA speaking on the panel "How EB-5 Fits into the Political & Policy Puzzle of the 115th Congress" during the IIUSA Conference.

Bill Gresser and his fellow panelists,

  • Leon Rodriguez, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP and former director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) from 2014 to 2017
  • Hunter Bates, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Tom Loeffler, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Adam Greene, President, Live in America Financial Services LLC

provided updates on the state of affairs in Washington, DC as they relate to the EB-5 program. Bill and his fellow panelists provided insight into the possibility of a long-term re-authorization, discussed policy issues (and possible solutions) and provided an analysis of EB-5 related legislation in relation to the larger context of US immigration policy. The panelists also discuss the proposed EB-5 regulatory changes published in the Federal Register this year, which may become effective in 2018. 


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Ed Carroll Speaks on Source of Funds Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C. 2017

Ed Carroll Speaks on Source of Funds Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C. 2017

Washington, D.C., April 28, 2017

Ed Carroll, General Counsel for EB-5 New York State, LLC and Founding Partner, Carroll & Associates, PC spoke on the panel, “Changing Fast: Source of Funds in the FATCA, post-Panama Papers World of Today” during the during the 10th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference.

Ed Carroll was proudly joined by his fellow panelists:

  • Rana Jazayerli, Partner, Phillps Lytle LLP
  • Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, Beshara, P.A.
  • Julia Park, Managing Director, Advantage America EB-5 Group
  • Jinhee Wilde, Principal and Managing Attorney, Wilde & Associates, LLC

The panelists discussed how recent global financial events have affected Source of Funds analyses in EB-5 Investor’s I-526 petitions.  

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Bill Gresser Speaks on EB-5 Legislation Reauthorization & Reform Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C. 2017

Bill Gresser Speaks on EB-5 Legislation Reauthorization & Reform Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C. 2017

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2017

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Vice President of IIUSA speaking on the panel “What is at Stake in EB-5 Reauthorization & Reform: Review of Legislative and Regulatory Issues” during the 10th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference.

Bill Gresser was proudly joined by his fellow panelists:

  • Peter Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA
  • Hans Rickoff, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Adam Greene, President, Live in America Financial Services LLC
  • Michael Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier & Law, P.C.

The panelists discussed the likelihood of the EB-5 program being reauthorized without change. Bill and his fellow panelists also discussed the potential for the final implementation of the proposed EB-5 regulations and the impact on the industry. The panelists also discussed the differences between current legislative proposals and the proposed regulations, which were issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Bill Gresser Chairs the IIUSA Public Policy Committee during the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C., 2016

Bill Gresser Chairs the IIUSA Public Policy Committee during the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C., 2016

Washington, DC, April 20, 2016

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Director of IIUSA, chaired the IIUSA Public Policy Committee meeting at the 9th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference.

During the Public Policy Committee meeting, Bill and his fellow Committee members discussed proposed EB-5 legislative and regulatory changes as well as IIUSA’s strategy for addressing the proposed changes.

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Bill Gresser Speaks on Legislative Proposals Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Dallas, 2015

Bill Gresser Speaks on Legislative Proposals Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Dallas, 2015

Dallas, Texas, October 21, 2015

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Director, IIUSA speaking on the panel “Deep Dive in Legislative Proposals: What Would It Mean to Your Business” during the IIUSA Conference.

Gresser was accompanied by his fellow panelists, Angel Brunner, Charles O’Byrne and Stephen Strnisha. Gresser and his fellow panelists discussed the implications for legislative proposals that address integrity, TEAs/investment levels, effective dates, job creation methodology and USCIS processing procedures/requirements.

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Bill Gresser Speaks on EB-5 Due Dilligence Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C., 2014

Bill Gresser Speaks on EB-5 Due Dilligence Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Washington, D.C., 2014

Washington, D.C., May 8, 2014

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Director, IIUSA speaking on the “EB-5 Project Due Diligence” panel during the 7th annual IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference.

Gresser and his fellow panelists, Daniel Healy, Peter Joseph and Dawn Lurie discussed investment project due diligence from EB-5, business and capital repayment perspectives.

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Bill Gresser Speaks on Legislative Proposals Panel at the IIUSA Conference - Dallas 2012

Bill Gresser Speaks on Legislative Proposals Panel at the IIUSA Conference - Dallas 2012

Dallas, Texas, October 22, 2012

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC speaking on the “Deep Dive in Legislative Proposals: What Would It Mean to Your Business” Panel during the 5th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference.

Gresser and his fellow panelists discussed the potential impacts of current legislative proposals on the EB-5 program and on EB-5 Regional Centers. Gresser’s thoughts on the impact of the current legislative proposals are shaped both by his experience as a successful Regional Center operator, and his experience working on Capital Hill.

The three-day event featured EB-5 professionals from around the globe to network, discuss infrastructure and development opportunities in the U.S., and learn about trending topics from leading experts on immigration and investment. The Guest of Honor speaker was Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China and former Governor of Utah.

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