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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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Bob Kraft Offers Letter on Behalf of IIUSA to Congress in Response to Recent EB-5 Hearing

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. 

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Hampton by Hilton - Milwaukee West Receives Wall of Fame Award

More great news for the Hampton by Hilton Milwaukee West, a FirstPathway Partners EB-5 project!
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Global Water Center Receives Top Recognition in Water Stewardship

SCS Global Services, a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claim, recently announced that the Global Water Center (GWC), a FirstPathway Partners EB-5 project, met the requirements of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)
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EB-5 Hearing Recap

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.

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Reminder Upcoming EB-5 Hearing

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a full committee hearing, 

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USCIS Form Updates

USCIS has issued the following notice to the public regarding Form I-797: 

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BMO Tower Completes Massive Foundation Pour

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.

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Kraft to Speak at Highly Anticipated Geneva Forum

On June 6th IIUSA’s President Robert Kraft will be speaking on a distinguished panel titled “Immigration to the United States” at the Investment Migration Council (IMC) Forum in Geneva, Switzerland at the Grand Kempinski Hotel. 
Kraft will be joined by other industry experts from top US Regional Centers and Im
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USCIS Rescinds Guidance on Tenant Occupancy

On May 15th, 2018 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rescinded its prior guidance on tenant occupancy, with an immediate effective date. EB-5 investors moving forward, will not be credited with jobs of tenants of the job-creating enterprise.
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Wisconsin Companies Make Exclusive List

The Milwaukee BizTimes recently published an on-line article highlighting companies in the state of Wisconsin that have made the Fortune 500 list. Currently, the state is home to 9 companies on the exclusive list.
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