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Qual é a situação do Programa de Vistos EB-5: Notícias e Análises por Especialistas

Florida, Miami, US 04/28/2017 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 Topics to be discussed : EB-5 as part of the broad...

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

Florida, Miami, US 05/04/2017 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 Topics to be discussed : Alternatives to the EB-5 ...

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Uber rich splurge on ‘plan B’ citizenship schemes
High Net Worth South Africans (HNW), in pursuit of alternative citizenship and residency, are forking out millions in job creation and investment initiatives abroad. New United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data...
How our nation's immigrants can fund American infrastructure
We may be about to fund sorely-needed American infrastructure projects at no cost to taxpayers while simultaneously showcasing one approach to merit-based immigration. Next week, Congress is expected to advance a bill to extend the EB-5...
Trump Policy Impact on Real Estate Still Unclear
The controversial visa-for-sale program called EB-5, which allows foreigners to get green cards by investing in economic development projects, has largely been driven by Chinese applicants in recent years. But interest in the program,...
US Business Immigration in 2017
As the first quarter of 2017 draws to a close, it is clear that 2017 continues to offer opportunities for businesses to expand into the US market, transfer foreign national employees to a US branch, and the opportunity for foreign...
Here's why Chinese money is pouring into Temecula's wine region
David Liu made his first fortune more than two decades ago, exporting American scrap metal to his rapidly industrializing home country of China. After the financial crisis, he scored big again buying thousands of distressed apartments...
Trump’s Executive Action To Reform H-1B Visa Program; EB-5 Program Tackled On Hill
President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, includes what his administration and congressional supporters of the order say are important reforms to the H-1B Visa program. The H-1B Visa program allows US employers to...
Client Sources for EB-5 Projects
Potential clients can be found in every part of Mainland China. However, you need to know the major client sources so you don’t waste time and financial resources. The major clients for EB-5 projects in Mainland China are private...
America's Immigrant Visas: What Future Holds For Chinese Investors
As the first 100 days of the Donald Trump presidency draw to a close, it has already become clear that US immigration reform is a priority. During his first weeks in office, Trump’s executive orders clamping down on travel to the US by...
Whistleblowers help expose fraudulent, potentially dangerous EB-5 Visa schemes
Obtaining legal U.S. residency and Green Cards is usually an exceptionally difficult and tedious process for would-be immigrants who want a shot at the American Dream. The EB-5 visa program, designed to attract foreign business talent...
EB-5 Visa program could expire due to constant abuse and fraud
The #EB-5 Visa program; designed to issues work visas and provide a pathway to citizenship for foreign nationals who invest in certain U.S. development projects, has been filled with years of corruption and scandal. So, it's no surprise...

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Northeast Kingdom Airport Expansion In Limbo After EB-5 Scandal Halts Private Development
Ray Pronto’s story starts simple enough. He left his hometown of Newport and landed in Pennsylvania, in the Pittsburgh area, where he founded a business in title insurance and loan closings. The company grew — a lot. “And then I sold that for...
Visa investment program set to expire; South Florida developers count on short extension
The EB-5 visa investment program faces an uncertain future when it officially expires April 28. Currently, the much-debated program allows foreign investors to place up to $1 million in a job-creating U.S. venture in exchange for a green card....
Grassley Probes FBI's EB-5 Fraud Allegations
Sen. Chuck Grassley is launching his own inquiry into an allegedly fraudulent EB-5 investor center, requesting more information Thursday from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about a California attorney and her father accused of helping...
Couple Must Repay $27M In EB-5 Cancer Center Fraud Scam
A California federal judge ruled on Thursday that a husband and wife netted in an EB-5 investor scheme must pay back nearly $27 million that they owe investors for planning a cancer treatment center that they never built. Judge Cormac J. Carney...
EB-5 likely to be extended again; deadline looms
Once again Congress is poised to decide the fate of the EB-5 program that enables foreign investors - many of whom are Chinese - to pump between $500,000 and $1 million into US projects that create jobs in return for visas. EB-5 is scheduled to...
Jay Peak's Quiros Again Asserts Innocence, Lawyer Wants To 'Cooperate'
Fresh on the heels of Raymond James Financial’s $150 million dollar settlement with Jay Peak Resort, owner Ariel Quiros has responded to related allegations. Quiros still denies misusing upwards of $200 million dollars in foreign money through...
Federal Adjustments Can Improve EB-5 Program For Entire US
Amid the rancorous clatter often punctuating debates about U.S. immigration is a quieter discussion regarding a program that has been a vital catalyst for important projects that create American jobs and move communities forward. When credit...
Quiros Takes New Approach In EB-5 Case: Cooperate
A new lawyer for Ariel Quiros, the Jay Peak owner who is accused of 52 counts of federal securities fraud, says her client is taking a different tack. Melissa Visconti, a Miami attorney representing Quiros, said Tuesday that instead of continuing...
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In EB-5 Rule Feedback, Higher Investments Spark Outcry
In recent feedback on potential reforms, the U.S. government got an earful against a proposal to raise the minimum contributions for the EB-5 immigrant investor program along with suggestions on ways to improve the program's regional center...
Rich South Africans invest in green cards
According to information released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), South African demand for US EB-5 visas has more than doubled since 2014. The EB-5 investor visa allows visa holders to obtain a green card for...
USCIS Message: Update to EB-5 National Stakeholder Meeting Engagement Remarks_Regional Center Geographic Area Amendments and Form I-526 Petition Eligibility
Dear Stakeholder, On March 3, 2017, USCIS held an EB-5 national stakeholder engagement. This national engagement was part of our ongoing effort to enhance dialogue with our stakeholders in the EB-5 program. Remarks from the EB-5 national...
Regional Center Updates
SEC Says Cos. Can't Escape EB-5 Fraud Scheme Suit
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has urged a California federal judge not to allow two companies to ditch its suit accusing a businessman of misappropriating funds raised through the EB-5 immigrant investor program, saying the agency...
New York City Regional Center Reaches 1,000th I-829 Petition Approval Milestone
The New York City Regional Center is pleased to announce that the 1,000th I-829 petition approval has been issued to EB-5 investors participating in its project offerings. The 1,000 I-829 petition approvals have resulted in permanent residency in...
Whose Records? Public Information Law Can Be a Maze
The process of obtaining public records in Vermont is a maze of inconsistent standards and incomprehensible rulings. That's the view of many journalists and advocates who seek such documents. "In our experience, it seems like some [officials] do...
Project Updates
Court Oks Proposed $150M Settlement With Raymond James
A federal judge has given initial approval to a nearly $150 million settlement with an investment firm over its alleged role in a “...
Boca Raton firm sees mad scramble as foreign investors attempt to beat deadline to get green cards
From hotels to restaurants, foreign investors have made their mark in South Florida. In some cases, investors earned American...
George Xu debuts offering plan for $106M Farrington condo in Flushing
If the condo market really is shaky, don’t tell the developers in Flushing. George Xu and his Century Development Group are moving...
Federal Judge OKs $150 Million EB-5 Settlement
A $150 million settlement from the Raymond James & Associates financial services company to the federal receivership in charge of...
The Baker Hotel: Will the heart of Mineral Wells beat again?
The Baker Hotel sits in the heart of Mineral Wells. But by many's estimation it “is” the heart of Mineral Wells. Investors are committed...

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Qual é a situação do Programa de Vistos EB-5: Notícias e Análises por Especialistas

Florida, Miami, US 04/28/2017 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 Topics to be discussed : EB-5 as part of the broad...

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

Florida, Miami, US 05/04/2017 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 Topics to be discussed : Alternatives to the EB-5 ...

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Attracting Foreign Capital Through EB-5: New Rules and Potential Obstacles

1650 Market Street, 28th Floor Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, US 05/04/2017 4:30PM - 7:30PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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