EB5

On October 17, 2018, the Trump Administration released the Fall 2018 Unified Regulatory Agenda.  The Agenda included one new regulatory item relating to the EB-5 Regional Center Program, Prerule "EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Realignment".
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Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst, recently reported on the latest addition of statistics of Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur) by investor’s country of chargeability for fiscal year (FY) 2017. 
 
The I-526 analysis aims to illustrate the newest trends and developments among the top EB-5 investor markets in FY2017.
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Starting October 2018, USCIS will accept adjustment of status (“AOS”) applications from employment-based categories based on cut-off dates set in Chart B of the Visa Bulletin. For China EB-5 applicants, this means that eligible individuals with priority dates earlier than October 1, 2014, may file an AOS application starting on October 1, 2018.

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Last week, Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the EB-5 industry trade association, submitted the following response on behalf of Robert Kraft to the Wall Street Journal in response to their print edition commentary "No More Pay-to-Play Green Cards".
 

EB-5 Immigrants are Investing in our Communities and Creating Thousands of Jobs at No Cost to the

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September 28, 2018, President Trump signed a spending package that includes a short-term continuing resolution (CR) extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 7, 2018.

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September 24, 2018 - FirstPathway Partners sponsored the 2018 Global Banquet Series event in Vietnam and South Korea, where FPP's Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Jake Alpren, participated as an expert panelist.
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September 17, 2018 - Irgens Partners, through contractor J.H. Findorff & Son, is moving construction along at full speed on the BMO Harris Financial Center, a 25-story full glass, office tower. The EB-5 funded project will feature a number of amenities, including a shared multi-media conference center, common tenant lounge, and terrace on the 12th floor.

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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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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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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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