Policy Updates, Webinars (AIIA, Davies, Behring)

USCIS Updates Policies to Improve Immigration Services

Today USCIS announced policy updates “to clarify the criteria and circumstances for expedited processing; improve request for evidence (RFE) and notice of intent to deny (NOID) guidance; and increase the validity period for initial and renewal employment authorization documents (EADs) for certain noncitizens with pending adjustment of status applications.”

These actions are part of a series of planned improvements designed to modernize USCIS and “to eliminate policies that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system.” The USCIS press release quotes Acting USCIS Director Tracy Renaud: “USCIS is committed to promoting policies and procedures that ensure we operate in a fair, efficient, and humane manner that reflects America’s heritage as a land of opportunity for those who seek it.”

Yay! Looking forward to several more years of improvements like this!

AIIA Webinar Invitation

In debates over regional center program reauthorization, EB-5 legislation, and USCIS processing, EB-5 investors have had little voice and influence. A few investors are trying to change that, and have formed American Immigrant Investor Alliance, a non-profit organization with plans for investor-focused advocacy and community development activities. “AIIA hopes to provide investors a seat at the table with respect to the decisions that directly affect them. As investors, we believe our stories and our investments are the best representatives of the good that the EB-5 program brings to the United States.” Interested in this effort? The organizers are hosting an introductory webinar on Saturday, June 12 at 8 am PDT/11 am EDT to discuss goals and plans and invite participation. UPDATE: A recording of this excellent webinar is now available on YouTube.

Davies & Associates Webinar Invitation

Davies & Associates is hosting a webinar on “The Future of EB-5″ on Friday, June 11th, 9:30 AM (EST) featuring a panel of regional center speakers (EB5 Marketplace, CMB Regional Centers, First Pathway Partners, Davies & Associates). Register here.

Behring Companies Webinar Recording

On June 7, Behring Companies hosted a webinar covering topics including the Behring V Wolf et. al. lawsuit on the EB-5 regulations (including goals, arguments, and potential outcomes), EB-5 program reauthorization efforts, and reform priorities from a holistic perspective. Register to view the recording.

Know of other EB-5 advocacy events and activities that should be mentioned? Email me at suzanne@lucidtext.com

About Suzanne (www.lucidtext.com)
Suzanne Lazicki is a business plan writer, EB-5 expert, and founder of Lucid Professional Writing. Contact me at suzanne@lucidtext.com (626) 660-4030.

3 Responses to Policy Updates, Webinars (AIIA, Davies, Behring)

  1. Cecilia says:

    Thanks for the updates Suzanne ! Will register for the webinar.

  2. Hugo says:

    Suzanne, do you have any sense of how long the turnaround for RFEs has been. Sep. 2018 I-526, received an RFE in Feb 2021, responded Mar 2021, and still no further action. Thank you.!

  3. Indian Investor says:

    Hi Suzanne, We have a PD of Sept 2018 for our I-526, RFE received in Dec 2020, replied to RFE in Dec 2020 and heard nothing after that. Any idea if we go back in the queue or if we can expect a response. Thank you!

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