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Global Water Center Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

September 12, 2018, marks the 5th anniversary of the Global Water Center (GWC), a FirstPathway Partners EB-5 project.  To commemorate these past 5 years, Governor, Scott Walker, offered a toast to the Global Water Center’s journey, most recent successes, and to making Wisconsin a leader in clean water technology.
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Robert Kraft Shares Thoughts on EB-5 Sustainability with Korea Business News

Last week, FirstPathway Partners CEO and Chairman Robert Kraft was featured by Korea Business News.
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Milwaukee Business Journal Reports on Global Water Center Collaboration with Israel

On August 29, 2018, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported a collaboration on how Israel is working with Wisconsin, specifically The Global Water Center (The Water Council), an EB-5 project, to share innovations for each other’s water technology industries.

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The Global Water Center featured in U.S. News & World Report

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, The Global Water Center, a FirstPathway Partners EB-5 project, was featured in a U.S. News & World Report stating that Milwaukee has transformed into a global water technology hub.
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September 2018 Visa Bulletin Reports on Final Action Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

Earlier this week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of September 2018 (View PDF) revealing a cutoff date of August 8, 2014, for Mainland-China and Vietnam born visa applicants which has advanced from the August visa bulletin.

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JW Marriott Dominates in Forbes Global 2,000 List

With ongoing plans for expansion and transformation, the luxury hotel chain was recently recognized by Forbes as the world’s largest hotel operator in revenue, profit, and market value and rated as one of the top hotels on the Global 2,000 list. 

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Bob Kraft Offers Support, on Behalf of IIUSA, in Response to EB-5 Visa Relief Lawsuit

On July 25, 2018, a lawsuit, case 18-cv-1732, was filed by the American Lending Center and EB-5 investors whose children have become victim to ‘aging out’.

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BMO Tower Begins First Floor Foundation Pour

New activity stirred up attention at the BMO Harris Bank Tower site on Tuesday, July 31, as contractors began pouring what will be the first above-ground floor. As the Milwaukee Business Journal reports, the 410 cubic yards of concrete poured out during a four-hour period and will become the deck for the 25-story building’s main lobby - a restaurant and retail branch for BMO Harris Bank.

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Global Water Center Recognized as Model Cluster

Milwaukee’s regional water technology industry (supported by The Water Council) was recently named by The Brookings Institute as one of the best industry clusters in the nation. 

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Kraft Visits JW Marriott Anaheim Construction Site

On Monday, July 23, FirstPathway Partners CEO and Chairman, Robert Kraft visited the construction site of the new JW Marriott in Anaheim, California. Kraft was joined by award-winning site developer, Ajesh Patel of Prospera Hotels. 

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August 2018 Visa Bulletin Reports on Final Action Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

Last week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2018 revealing a cutoff date of August 1, 2014, for Mainland-China and Vietnam born visa applicants which remained unchanged from the July bulletin.

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USCIS FY18 Q2 I-829 & I-526 Results

The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) recently released the quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q2 (January – March) of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Below are some highlights from those reports provided by IIUSA.

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CIS Ombudsman Submits Annual Report Highlighting EB-5

Earlier last week, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) submitted its 2018 Annual Report to Congress. The Ombudsman's role is to assist individuals and employers with problems with USCIS and make recommendations to improve the delivery of immigration services. The Ombudsman is an independent Department of Homeland Security component. 

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Vogue Recommends Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee

The Journeyman, Kimpton Hotel was recommended by Vogue as a great place to stay while visiting in Milwaukee, WI. The online article highlighted 'the gorgeous rooftop bar and restaurant' featuring 'an eclectic, industrial-chic design' and also pointed out the hotel's proximity to some of the city’s best shops and attractions.

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JW Marriott Anaheim Completes Ground-Level Foundation Pour

This past week, the JW Marriott in Anaheim reached another notable milestone when construction crews completed its final grade-level slab pour, covering the last bit of dirt on the ground-level.  As this large-scale concrete pour finished the ground foundation, construction commenced on the first floor and the 4-Diamond hotel is noticeably vertical in several areas with height being added

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