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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Last week, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing titled “Citizenship for Sale: Oversight of the EB-5 Investor Program” exploring some of the most pressing issues facing the EB-5 industry.
On June 19, 2018, The United States Senate Judiciary Committee held an open hearing relating to the EB-5 Program. The hearing was presided over by Chairman and Senator, Charles Grassley.
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a full committee hearing,
USCIS has issued the following notice to the public regarding Form I-797:
On June 1st, 2018 BMO Harris Bank Tower reached a major milestone when construction crews began a massive overnight foundation pour. The foundation pour was one of the largest in the history of the state of Wisconsin.