EB-5

March 2020 Visa Bulletin Reveals Rapid Dates for Filing Advancement for China Born EB-5 Applicants

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – The U.S Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the March 2020 Visa Bulletin, revealing significant advancement of “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing” for EB-5 visa applicants from China, Vietnam, and India.
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Anibal Sanchez Offers Insight on New USCIS Public Charge Rule

Anibal Sanchez, of Daren Silver & Associates, LLP, has written the following article on the details and implementation of the Public Charge Inadmissibility Rule, which will go into effect on February 24, 2020. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services New Public Charge Rule

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Changes to Processing Order Brings Fairness to I-526 Adjudication

January 29, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a change for Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor) from a first-in, first-out basis to a visa availability approach.

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Teriyaki Madness to Enter Milwaukee Market

Friday, January 24, 2020 – FirstPathway Partners is excited to have joined efforts with Teriyaki Madness, a fast-casual Asian Restaurant, to provide the franchise as an EB-5 and E-2 investment option to our clients. Teriyaki Madness (TMAD) is set to open 5 new locations in the Greater Milwaukee Area by this summer. These locations will be 5 of nearly 70 locations around North America.

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Department of State Publishes January 2020 Visa Bulletin

Friday, December 20, 2019 - The U.S. Department of State has published the January 2020 Visa Bulletin which currently lists the EB-5 Regional Center category has been listed as “U” meaning unauthorized for issuance.

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EB-5 Reauthorized through FY2020 with Federal Spending Bill

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Congress passed a FY2020 spending bill that funds the federal government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 30, 2020.
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JW Marriott Ahaheim, California Construction Update

Monday, December 16, 2019 - A new Field Report is now available for JW. Construction is approximately 90% complete. Vertical construction is complete with work continuing on the interior and exterior of the building. Installation of the lay-in ceiling tiles is complete from the basement through the 11th floor.

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BMO Office Tower Receives I-924 Exemplar Approval and Nears Completion

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Last month, the BMO Office Tower received I-924 exemplar approval, meaning client's I-526's will be accorded deference under the BMO project. An I-924 “exemplar petition” is filed by the regional center at the very beginning of the project offering.

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USCIS Issues Guidance on Adjustment of Status by Aliens Whose Conditional Permanent Residence Has Been Terminated

Friday, November 22, 2019 - Yesterday, USCIS issued a policy guidance explaining how USCIS applies Matter of Stockwell and clarifying when USCIS may adjust the status of an alien whose Conditional Permanent Resident (CPR) status has been terminated.

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