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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup March 25-31

Miami, Miami, US 03/31/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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EB-5 Global Monthly News Roundup March 1-30 in Spanish

Miami, Miami, US 04/06/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup April 1-7

Miami, Miami, US 04/07/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Resorts World Las Vegas
Resorts World Las Vegas took a big step forward today when Nevada gaming officials gave a key regulatory approval to the $4 billion project. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously signed off on a series of applications from Genting Group, the Malaysian company that’s developing the resort on...

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Finding a Reliable EB-5 Agency
As a group, immigration Agencies in China suffer from what Immigration Daily calls “a notorious reputation.” Many investors, most of whom do not speak English, have been defrauded by unscrupulous Chinese businessmen. Some businessmen...
Rich Chinese rush to get US investor visas before costs may soar
As members of Congress in Washington debate raising the minimum required to obtain a US immigrant investor visa from US$500,000 to US$1.35 million, concern about the rise has set off a scramble among wealthy would-be participants in...
Wealthy scramble for EB-5 investor visas before Trump closes US gate
A window of opportunity for South Africans wanting to immigrate to the US will likely close in the next few months, Los Angeles-based Bernard Wolfsdorf has warned in an interview with Fin24. Changes are expected to the EB-5 visa...
Chinese nationals scrambling to get EB-5 visas amid fears
Prospective investors are already having trouble moving capital out of the country As Congress debates raising the minimum investment from $500,000 to $1.35 million, potential investors in China are doing whatever they can to get their...
Wealthy Chinese Moving Money To US Before Congress Hikes Visa Minimum
Wealthy Chinese citizens may soon have to pony up a lot more money to qualify for a U.S. investor visa, and they are rushing to move funds into stateside real estate projects before Congress raises the minimum contribution requirement....

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Regional Center Updates
Editorial: Democracy calls for clear voices
Choose your definition of democracy. All draw vitality from power vested in the people, entrusted with choosing effective leaders to shape laws that govern their lives. Ideally, elected representatives reflect (or at least respect) the views of...
Accountability has certainly become the slippery slope
When did out become in and down become up in this upside down and inside out world we now know as “alternative facts”? How in the world would the wealthy immigrants buying visas by investing in South Dakota be in harms way if they bought their...
Moulton named president vermont technical college
A former state official who oversaw the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center amid the Jay Peak scandal has been named the president of Vermont Technical College. Patricia Moulton stepped down as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community...
User Updates
USCIS Launches Regional Center Compliance for the EB-5 Program
USCISannounced on March 21, 2017 the launch of its EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program (Audit Program). The Regional Center Compliance Audit partially clarifies what USCIS has spoken about in public at stakeholder engagements, which is...
United States: No, Congressman, Canada's Investor Programs Do Not Require Million-Dollar Plus Investments
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives held a public hearing on the proposed DHS regulations that would raise the minimum EB-5 investment amounts to $1.35 million if in a TEA and $1.8 million by default. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner...
Bigger Investments Proposed for EB-5 Projects; Investors Scramble to Beat Deadline
As we have previously reported, many members of Congress have proposed and considered several reforms to the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program known as "EB-5" over the past several years. The reforms included making the EB-5 Program permanent,...
Project Updates
Head of firm that developed Taconic Hotel indicted in Florida
The president of the firm that developed the Taconic Hotel in Manchester Village has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges...
My View: Aldermen should embrace hotel, positive future for Rockford
I wanted to write to express my thoughts after I attended the March 13 Rockford City Council meeting. Having recently retired this was...
Developer of Manchester hotel faces fraud charges in florida
The president of the firm that developed the Taconic Hotel in Manchester village has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges...
Extell secures $168M in EB-5 funds for Central Park Tower; project’s completion date pushed back
In a call to Israeli bondholders Wednesday, Extell Development’s Gary Barnett reported that his firm had secured $168 million in EB-5...
Paramount Miami Worldcenter CEO on EB-5 Visa Vote: American Jobs & Projects At Risk if Program Eliminated
Within 30 days, tens of thousands of American jobs and many of the country’s largest real estate projects, including those in Miami,...
Chinese in race to fund tower built by Trump son-in-law
As members of Congress in Washington debate raising the minimum required to obtain a US immigrant investor visa from $500,000 to $1.35m,...
Firms Updates
3 Things To Watch For As Congress Takes Up EB-5 Renewal
Congress in the coming weeks will address what to do with the EB-5 visa program, which will expire at the end of April if not extended or made permanent, and lawyers say a host of unknowns — including what President Donald Trump thinks of the...
Baker Tilly Capital expands team with new addition
Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, a boutique investment bank and subsidiary of nationally recognized accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce the addition of Troy Nehring to its growing EB-5...
Investment firm Civitas moving to Dallas Arts District tower
A real estate investment firm that's been a big player in the projects near downtown is heading to Dallas' Arts District. Civitas Capital Group has moved its headquarters to the One Arts Plaza tower at Routh and Flora Streets. The company, which...
Tired Of Waitlists And Uncertainty, Some Chinese Favor U.S. Visa Over Green Card
With its years-long waiting list, possible minimum investment hike and an increasing number of fraud cases, the controversial EB-5 program is losing its appeal among Chinese investors. Instead, wealthy Chinese looking for an extended stay in the...
Foreign Investors Rush to Apply for EB-5 Visas as Latest Program Deadline Approaches
As Congress prepares to take up budget negotiations the future of the popular EB-5 immigrant visa program is facing the end of its latest temporary extension, and the real possibility that the program, which offers permanent U.S. residency to...
JSG Capital Advisors and Advantage America EB-5 Group Select NES Financial for Third-Party Fund Administration
NES Financial announced today it has been selected by JSG Capital Advisors LLC and Advantage America EB-5 Group to provide third-party administration on its latest EB-5 capital raise for a commercial real estate project in New York City. The...
Zamansky LLC Investigates Securities Fraud in EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programs
In January 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed for an injunction freezing the assets of Emilio Francisco and his company, PDC Capital Group LLC. The SEC accused them of defrauding investors of $72 million of funds...

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup March 25-31

Miami, Miami, US 03/31/2017 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 Global Monthly News Roundup March 1-30 in Spanish

Miami, Miami, US 04/06/2017 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 April 1-7

Miami, Miami, US 04/07/2017 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 Global Monthly News Roundup March 1-30 in Mandarin

Miami, Miami, US 04/13/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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