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Robert Kraft Featured on EB-5 Investment Voice Podcast: COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, April 3, 2020 – Tune in to the EB-5 Investment Voice podcast, hosted by Mona Shah, to hear FirstPathway Partners CEO, Robert Kraft, discuss important updates from IIUSA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USCIS Announces the Reuse of Previously Submitted Biometrics

Monday, March 30, 2020 - Due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS will reuse previously submitted biometrics, when processing valid Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests.

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IIUSA Confirms Investment Amount Will Remain at $900,000

Friday, March 27, 2020 - IIUSA, the national membership trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program,  confirms that rumors of  a decrease to a $450,000 EB-5 minimum investment amount and an increase to 75,000 EB-5 visas are FALSE. The $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency stimulus bill does not include provisions impacting the EB-5 industry.

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USCIS Announces Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency

Friday, March 20, 2020 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency announced by President Trump on March 13, 2020, we will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond.  

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USCIS Field Offices Suspend In-person Services

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has suspended in-person services at its field offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. This notice does not include USCIS services that do not require contact with the public.

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Vietnam: The Latest Consulate to Suspend EB-5 Visa Interviews

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Please see the following message announced from the Consulate: 
“Due to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation, as of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City have suspended visa interviews.  All appointments from March 19 onwards have been canceled.
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Green Card Travel and COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17 - FirstPathway’s United States citizens, legal permanent residents (LPR), and conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have obtained green cards though the EB-5 program, may have questions when returning home to the U.S. after travel abroad in response to the Corronavirus COVID-19.

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India Cancels EB-5 Interviews in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, including EB-5 interviews due to the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. If you have an interview scheduled, your visa appointment stands cancelled.

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Only China Impacted by IPO Change in I-526 Processing Order

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Sarah Kendall, Chief of the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO), U.S.

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Vietnam Could get Additional Visa Numbers due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Today during the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Public Engagement, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, at Department of State (DOS) confirmed that in the event Chinese petitioners are unable to use the visas leftover from the rest of the world due to Coronavirus (COVID

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India Likely to Become Current

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Today during the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Public Engagement, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, at Department of State (DOS) predicted that due to limited visa usage at the consulates and a lower than anticipated number of pending cases of India chargeability at

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JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Announces Executive Team

Friday, February 28, 2020 – Eagerly awaited luxury destination, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, has chosen the esteemed members of its executive team: Scott Kimmel – Director of Food and Beverage, and Amol Agarwal – Executive Chef.

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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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