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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup April 15-21

Miami, Miami, US 04/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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EB-5 Global Monthly News Roundup (April) in Portugese

Florida, Miami, US 04/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup April 22-28

Miami, Miami, US 04/28/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Figuring Out the Financial Arrangements
When you set aside the primary reason for the EB-5 program, which is to expedite immigration into the U.S. for willing investors, and the accompanying piles of paperwork required to achieve that objective, the rest is all about money....

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EB-5 Visa Scandal Underscores the Critical Role Whistleblowers Play in Exposing EB-5 Fraud
$50M EB-5 Visa Scheme On April 5, 2017, federal authorities raided a business run by a California attorney and her father that is suspected of orchestrating a $50 million EB-5 visa scheme. According to the court filings, the father-daughter...
Raymond James to Pay $150M to Settle Jay Peak Investor Claims
Raymond James Financial Inc. agreed to pay $150 million to settle a Miami federal class action brought by more than 850 EB-5 investors in the Jay Peak project. The St. Petersburg-based financial services company faced claims that it aided and...
Senate Appropriations Differs With House On AHS Grants, Hotel Vouchers
Senate budget writers are rejecting parts of the House budget plan that would cut funding for emergency housing vouchers and human services grants. According to Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen.Jane Kitchel, D-Caledonia, the panel plans...
Raymond James Settles Ski Resort Fiduciary Scam
It centered on a former Raymond James rep accused of aiding Ponzi scheme Broker-dealer bigwig Raymond James Financial will pay $150 million to investors in New England ski resort Jay Peak in order to settle class action claims that it failed in...
Raymond James pays $150M to settle ski resort lawsuit alleging fraud
Raymond James has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations it enabled a scheme to defraud immigrant investors through a Vermont ski resort and related businesses. The settlement is the third major regulatory payment the broker-dealer has...
Vermont Governor Discusses First 100 Days
Now that he has been in office for 100 days, Vermont Governor Phil Scott held a press conference this morning to outline what he sees as his successes so far. Vermont’s Republican Governor was surrounded by his cabinet members as he highlighted...
Jay Peak Receiver Eyes Changes To EB-5's Fraud Provisions
The EB-5 investor-visa program saw its largest-ever settlement last week — $150 million in the Jay Peak ski resort case — and the receiver for that matter, Akerman LLP's Michael Goldberg, told Law360 in a wide-ranging interview he's hoping...
User Updates
USCIS Releases New Edition of Form I-526 with New Changes and Information Requested From Investors
USCIS recently announced the release of a new edition of Form I-526, with the new edition dated 04/10/2017. Starting on June 9, 2017, USCIS will only accept the 04/10/2017 edition. Until then, investors can use the 12/23/2016 edition. Both...
Update on EB-5 Legislation
As April 28, 2017, approaches we are seeing the release of edits to proposed draft bills from the last session of Congress. Just today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) circulated a staff draft very similar to what...
As deadline nears, EB-5 bills start hitting lobbyists’ inboxes
After months of close to no action, senators are finally updating their proposed reforms to the controversial EB-5 investor visa program and circulating draft legislation ahead of an April 28 expiration date. On Tuesday, the offices of Sen....
Robert W. Kraft Authors EB-5 Gateway Article
Robert W. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of FirstPathway Partners, was recently published in the first edition of Trade and Investment in America: The EB-5 Gateway. His two page article, entitled “EB-5 History and Opportunity” reviews the transformative...
Project Updates
What the EB-5 scandal settlement means for the NEK
We're following the money in the big EB-5 scandal settlement. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, and Jay Peak receiver Michael Goldberg...
Fraud Case Leaves Heartache, And 'Hole,' In Newport Year Later
Newport residents were expecting a “game changer.” Instead, they have a chasm in the heart of this Northeast Kingdom city’s downtown, a...
Raymond James Firm to Pay $145.5 Million to Settle Vermont EB-5 Suit
A $145.5 million settlement with the financial services firm Raymond James & Associates will allow scores of Vermont contractors and...
Raymond James to pay $150M to resolve fraud scheme
Raymond James Financial, a financial services company, has reached a $150 million settlement to resolve all investor claims that the...
Kushner-Trump business partner directed one of America’s worst charities
A visa broker who partnered with Jared Kushner to recruit Chinese investment for a Trump-branded tower also directed one of America’s...
Hotel developer purchases site at The Brewery complex
The six-story hotel, to be called Hyatt Place at The Brewery, was announced last fall by Janko Group, and will be built at 821 W....
SARC Files a Multi-Million Dollar Counterclaim Which Alleges Significant Fraud
Mount Snow gets deadline extension for snowmaking upgrades
Vermont Natural Resources Board officials are giving Mount Snow an extra year to finish a snow-making upgrade fueled by $30 million in...
Jay Peak Resort reports near 500 percent profit increase following 2016 EB-5 scandal
Just over a year ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unveiled a 52-count complaint alleging that the former owners of...
The Trump family's long history with immigration
President Donald Trump has made overhauling the nation's immigration system a central promise of his administration -- and Tuesday he...
Firms Updates
Zenith Capital Receives USICS I-526 Approval for The Grange at Linden Senior Living
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has begun to issue I-526 Petition approval for EB-5 investors who invested in The Grange at Linden – a senior housing project developed by Zenith Capital in Seattle, Washington. In...
Recovery Centers of America Selects NES Financial for Comprehensive Third-Party Fund Administration
NES Financial announced today it has been selected by Recovery Centers of America to provide third-party administration for a $150 million EB-5 project to continue to expand and enhance its innovative brand of healthcare centers and services....
USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document...
Raymond James agrees to $150-million settlement
A year and a day after the federal and state governments filed civil charges connected with Jay Peak’s EB-5 projects, the receiver in the case announced a settlement intended to pay money owed to contractors and return the money invested in some...
Congress Considers EB-5 Reform Legislation
Congress needs to extend the EB-5 regional center program by April 28, as part of a larger spending bill to fund the government. Congress has considered reforming the EB-5 program for several years, but has never been able to enact a reform bill,...

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup April 15-21

Miami, Miami, US 04/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Form I-924, Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program

District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia, US 04/26/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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EB-5 Global Monthly News Roundup (April) in Portugese

Florida, Miami, US 04/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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EB-5 Weekly News Roundup April 22-28

Miami, Miami, US 04/28/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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