EB-5 Investment Coalition Resources

The EB-5IC team closely monitors, analyzes and responds to the various legislative and regulatory issues impacting the EB-5 Regional Center Program. To help our members stay up to date and informed on the latest industry developments, we provide a range of resources and materials including legislative texts and summaries, Dear Colleague letters, fact sheets and other relevant background papers and documents.

    •  Full Text of H.R. 4530

      Full text of H.R. 4530, a bill to implement integrity measures to strengthen the EB–5 Regional Center Program in order to promote and reform foreign capital investment and job creation in American communities. February 15, 2016

    • Bill Comparison Chart

      A full comparison of S. 1501, H.R. 616, H.R. 3370, S. 2122, S. 2115, and the SKILLS Act. October 5, 2015

  • Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy

    At House Judiciary Committee Hearing On The Department Of Homeland Security’s
    Proposed Regulations Reforming The Investor Visa Program. March 8, 2016

  • Statement of David S. North

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed Regulations Reforming
    The EB-5 (Immigrant Investor) Program. March 8, 2016

  • Letter Supporting One-Year EB-5 Extension With “Integrity Measures”

    Letter sent to Congressional leadership from Coalition members including the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Real Estate Roundtable, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommending a one-year extension of the EB-5 job creation program with “integrity measures.” November 19, 2015

  •  S. 1501’s TEA Proposal: The Economic Consequences Made Clear

    Some maintain that urban and suburban areas unfairly benefit from foreign investment dollars pooled by EB-5 regional centers. Unfortunately, in an effort to “punish” the success of the program in major urban gateway markets, S.1501 risks significant economic downside for hundreds of mid-sized cities and suburbs across the country. October 26, 2015

  •  EB-5 Stakeholder Letter

    Letter to Congressional Leaders, Judiciary Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members encouraging their continued efforts to find consensus on strengthening the EB-5 program, and, most critically, preventing its expiration on September 30, 2015. August 7, 2015

  • Representative Lofgren Introduces EB-5 Related Bill

    Representative Lofgren, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and Representative Gutiérrez introduced H.R.3370, the Entrepreneurial Business Creating Jobs Act of 2015 to permanently reauthorize and reform the EB-5 Regional Center Program. August 3, 2015

Letter supporting H.R. 4178, the American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014

Letter signed by a broad range of industry leaders including the American Gaming Association, the America Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Association of Homebuilders, the National Association of REALTORS and The Real Estate Roundtable. May 19, 2014

    • What They’re Saying: We Need EB-5 To Continue Putting Americans To Work

      As we rapidly approach the expiration of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, a broad array of business leaders and elected officials are weighing in to stress the importance of reauthorizing this vital job-creating program, which has put Americans to work in all 50 states and across a broad range of industries. These are a few of those voices. September 2015

    • Pending EB-5 Legislation Provides a Comprehensive Response to the GAO

      In its report published on August 12, 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified three areas for improvement and provided recommendations to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in relation to its administration of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. This article will examine the way in which three pending bills in Congress address the GAO’s recommendations. August 2015

    • Modernizing & Streamlining our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century

      The White House has just released a new Report titled “Modernizing & Streamlining our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century,” which builds on the President’s executive actions of November 21, 2014. This report provides for plans to improve the immigration system to modernize and streamline the processes for certain visa categories and to address security issues. The Report also calls for plans to strengthen the United States’ humanitarian system by providing benefits for certain individuals. July 2015

    • EB-5 Impact Report

      Impact investing holds significant promise for directing more resources to America’s distressed urban core. The purpose of this report is to stimulate a new dialogue by offering insights into the potential of the EB-5 program as a tool for impact investing in inner cities. June 2015

    • Worldwide Foreign Investment Programs

      While the United States must maintain the edge to attract resources to spur jobs and economic development on our shores, the nations outlined in this report are also competing in the market for foreign investment capital. June 2015

    • EB-5 Reform Fact Sheet

      This fact sheet outlines the reforms endorsed by the EB-5 Investment Coalition towards creating a stronger, more effective EB-5 program. May 2015

    • EB-5IC Fact Sheet

      This fact sheet includes state-specific anecdotes and statistics illustrating the economic impact of the EB-5 program in communities across the country. April 2015