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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup March 11-17

Miami, Miami, US 03/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Conversation about News & Events in the EB-5 Industry with Analysts, Experts and Newsmakers.   Questions can be made by calling: +1-917-421-9919 or by video here with a Chrome browser

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup March 18-24

Miami, Miami, US 03/24/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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American investment: will Trump axe business visa?
After a somewhat turbulent couple of months under President Trump, the world has been awash with worries about what the next four years might hold. Little wonder then that news of amendments to the EB-5 Immigrant Entrepreneur program...
Auburn medical tourism project in limbo
A representative for a proposed Chinese medical tourism facility said Thursday the project is in limbo while backers wait for federal approval of a program that would help connect the $40 million project with foreign investors willing...
Congress takes aim at visa program that benefited Trump family businesses
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle signaled Wednesday they've had enough with a visa program as it currently stands -- a program that has been key to at least one Trump family business venture. At issue is the EB-5 immigrant...
Offline Advertising Strategy
Digital marketing is unquestionably spreading like wildfire, but that only means that it is the newest method of reaching your target audience of high net-worth Chinese investors. Your objective is to reach the largest possible number...
Proposed Auburn Medical Tourism Facility Project Stalls
A medical tourism facility project in Auburn is at a standstill. The plan to build a 5-star medical recovery center was unveiled two years ago by a Chinese investment company. But the company is waiting for approval from the federal...
Standards of Excellence for an EB-5 Agency
This chapter is about the standards of excellence for an EB-5 Agency. It ought to be the shortest chapter in the book, because there are none. Zip. Zero. Nada. The good news is that, better late than never, help may be on the way....
Iowa Rep. Introduces Bill To End EB-5 Visa Program
U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who has made immigration crackdowns one of his signature issues, has introduced a bill to scrap the embattled EB-5 investor program amid attempts to reform it and accusations he posted a racist...
The Best Times to Meet with Students On Campus
When is the best time to sell a home? When is the best time to sell a business? When is the best time to sell an EB-5 investment project? The answer is always the same: when someone wants to buy it. If you are looking for a calendar...
The Trouble with EB-5 and What’s Ahead
First created in 1990, the EB-5 Visa Program remained largely dormant for many years, until it was discovered as a viable funding source for development projects when traditional sources dried up during the Great Recession. The program’...

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Another US visa program under fire?
As President Donald Trump seeks to pass immigration reform, there is another visa program that is under scrutiny: the EB-5 Visa Program. The EB-5 or the Immigrant Visa program was introduced in 1990 as part of efforts to spur growth through...
New USCIS Policy Announced at March 3, 2017 Stakeholders Meeting: Regional Center Geography
At the EB-5 Stakeholders Meeting in Washington DC on March 3, 2017, USCIS announced that I-526 petitions filed for a regional center project in an area not already within the regional center’s approved geography may be denied if filed on or after...
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Mount Snow To Split With State, Plans EB-5 Fueled Expansion
Undaunted by last year’s protracted, costly EB-5 experience, Mount Snow executives are forging ahead with the foreign-investment program...
High above the Miami shoreline, glass orbs to climb the SkyRise walls
Standing 100 stories above the city waterfront, the SkyRise Miami observation tower plans to offer some of the most stunning views in...
Anbang to buy stake in Kushner’s 666 Fifth, valuing tower at $2.85B
Anbang Insurance Group TRData LogoTINY is buying a stake in Kushner Companies and Vornado Realty Trust’s 666 Fifth Avenue in a deal that...
Family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law set to get $400 million from Chinese on marquee tower
A company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, stands to receive more than $400...
Anbang In Deal To Invest $400M In Kushner Fifth Avenue Project
China’s Anbang Insurance Group plans to arrange $4 billion in construction loans and invest $400 million in equity for a Manhattan...
Singer & Bassuk floats BK Navy Yard’s maritime assets in award-worthy deal
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a lynchpin of the borough’s cutting-edge Tech Triangle, but there are many elements of the 300-acre campus...
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Foreign Investors Nab Partial Victory In EB-5 Dispute
A D.C. federal court partly sided with a group of foreign nationals challenging a decision that rejected their petitions under the EB-5 visa program, finding Friday that some aspects of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ adjudication were...
Congressman introduces bill to scrap controversial EB-5 visa program
Dive Brief: A U.S. congressman has introduced a bill that would terminate the EB-5 foreign investment visa program, according to Bisnow. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-IA, introduced H.R. 1502 and cited the program's "fraud and abuse." King filed his...
Regional Center Updates
Scott Releases Plan For 'Expedited' Records Disclosure In Alleged Jay Peak Fraud
The Scott administration will “expedite” release of records pertaining to EB-5 projects that are at the center of the largest fraud case in the state’s history. Last month, Gov. Phil Scott asked the Department of Financial Regulation to develop a...
Renewable Texas Energy Regional Center Selects EB5 Suite for Regional Center Management and Escrow Services
Investor Services Company of America (ISCoA) announced today that Renewable Texas Energy Regional Center (RTERC) has selected EB5 Suite and its related services. RTERC evaluated EB5 Suite and selected the platform to provide their investors with...
State to get $1.5 million in EB-5 settlements
The state of South Dakota on Tuesday announced the settlements of two civil lawsuits against a company that managed the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program on behalf of the state. The settlements with the South Dakota Regional Center will...
State reaches settlement in connection to EB-5 scandal
The state of South Dakota announced Tuesday that two long-pending civil lawsuits involving Joop Bollen and the EB-5 program have been settled. SDRC, Inc., a company Bollen founded, will immediately pay $546,250 into a state-controlled...
Governor Scott has plan to expedite disclosure of EB-5 records
Governor Phil Scott today released his Administration’s plan to expedite public disclosure of records relating to EB-5 (immigrant investor) projects in the Northeast Kingdom in connection with alleged fraud case against Ariel Quiros and Bill...
Walters: EB-5 Records Release a ‘Balancing Act’
The Scott administration announced this week a new process for expediting release of records from the Jay Peak fraud case. The former operators of Jay Peak are accused of defrauding investors under the federal EB-5 program, which allows foreign...

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup March 11-17

Miami, Miami, US 03/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Conversation about News & Events in the EB-5 Industry with Analysts, Experts and Newsmakers.   Questions can be made by calling: +1-917-421-9919 or by video here with a Chrome browser

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EB-5 and Investment Based Immigration Options to the United States

Evliya Celebi Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 56, Beyoglu, İstanbul 34430, Turkey, Istanbul, TR 03/17/2017 4:00PM - 7:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Come to our private event and learn about the EB-5 Program and other investment based U.S. immigration options for entrepreneurs. Our panel of presenters consists of leading industry experts who will cover frequently asked questions about relocati...

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup March 18-24

Miami, Miami, US 03/24/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Conversation about News & Events in the EB-5 Industry with Analysts, Experts and Newsmakers.   Questions can be made by calling: +1-917-421-9919 or by video here with a Chrome browser

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Innovation Webinar Series: Next Generation Escrows

50 West San Fernando St., Suite 300, San Jose, US 03/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Early release escrows have become a new norm in the EB-5 industry. While issuers want to ensure that developers secure access to EB-5 capital to keep projects moving forward, there has also been a tacit consideration that investors are exposed to ...

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