Category : Legislation


Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 2: Changes to the Regional Center Program
Posted on 02/05/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

In my last article we discussed obstacles and issues that faced the EB-5 program in 2018. These issues have largely arisen due to larger political factors, which recently resulted in… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5
Posted on by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

2018 was an interesting, and not altogether positive, year for the EB-5 program. Frequent political battles impeded the creation of a long term extension for the Regional Center program, wait… Read More

EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended As Part of Congress’ Debt Ceiling Deal
Posted on 09/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program Congress has extended the EB-5 Regional Center program through December 8, 2017, without reform. This extension is part of a stopgap Continuing Resolution orchestrated… Read More

MORE ON SHOVEL READY EB-5 EXEMPLARS
Posted on 07/18/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

In my last blog, I wrote about the section in the proposed regional center (“RC”) extension bill, S. 1501, that permits filing an exemplar application to lock in the $500,000… Read More

Sen. Grassley Introduces E-Verify Bill
Posted on 05/01/2015 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act,” S. 1032, on April 21, 2015. Among other things, the bill would permanently authorize E-Verify, make employer E-Verify use… Read More

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Prospects Appear Dim Following Cantor’s Defeat
Posted on 06/16/2014 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) historic primary election defeat in Virginia on June 10, 2014, in favor of the vocally anti-“amnesty” Tea Party-backed David Brat suggests that Congress may… Read More

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Is Immigration Reform Possible in 2014?
Posted on 02/09/2014 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner reportedly hopes to push immigration reform legislation forward in 2014, a year in which midterm elections will take place in November. He faces… Read More

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Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform; House Passage Uncertain
Posted on 07/07/2013 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

On June 27, 2013, the full Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation, 68-32. All Democrats voted for the bill; 14 Republicans joined them. The bill includes a lengthy pathway to… Read More

Senate Committee Approves Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
Posted on 06/03/2013 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

On May 21, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” by a bipartisan vote of 13-5.… Read More

House, Senate Hold Hearings; President Weighs in on Immigration Reform in State of the Union Address
Posted on 02/16/2013 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Recent House of Representatives and Senate hearings focused on immigration reform. Also, President Obama included immigration reform issues in his State of the Union Address. House hearing. On February 5,… Read More

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