Latest News and Blog Posts

Latest News and Blog Posts

What the Government Shutdown Means for EB-5

On December 21, 2018, the United States Congress failed to pass federal appropriations bills causing a lapse in the federal budget. As a result, several federal departments are currently experiencing a shutdown.
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January 2019 Visa Bulletin Reports EB-5 Category Currently Unavailable

Friday, December 14, 2018 - The U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of January 2019.

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JW Marriott Anaheim Meets Construction Milestone

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - A recent Field Report provided an update on the progress of the construction on the JW Marriott in Anaheim, California.  According to the Report, W.E.

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EB-5 Short-Term Extension Signed Under Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 143)

Friday, December 7, 2018 - U.S President Donald Trump has signed a Continuing Resolution that allows the federal government to remain funded for two more weeks and extends several expiring programs, including the EB-5 program.

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National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - President Trump has announced that Wednesday, December 5, will be a national day of mourning to remember the life and legacy of George H.W.

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FirstPathway Partners EB-5 Project, Hampton Inn, Receives I-829 Approval

Monday, December 3, 2018 - FirstPathway Partners was notified that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved I-829 Petition to Remove Conditions of Permanent Resident Status, for its

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Bob Kraft Speaks at Entrepreneur & Investor Summer in Ottawa

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Bob Kraft had the honor of presenting on a panel titled "Does Investor Immigration Have a Future in Canada" during the 2018 Entrepreneur & Investor Summit in Ottawa Canada. Mr. Kraft represented the EB-5 industry association, IIUSA, during the two-day event which brought together investment immigration professionals from around the world.
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Kimpton Ranked #1 by J.D. Power 2018 Survey

Monday, November 19, 2018 - Now in its 22nd year, the J.D.
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December 2018 Visa Bulletin Reports Advanced Cutoff Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of December 2018 (View PDF).

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USCIS Q3 I-829 Processing Statistics

Monday, November 12, 2018 - IIUSA shared their latest report featuring key processing statistics from the last fiscal quarter as well as year-over-year changes for Form I-829
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USCIS Releases Transcript of Meeting with IIUSA

Last month, IIUSA Board of Directors had a substantive and productive meeting with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director, L. Francis Cissna, USCIS Policy Director, Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, and Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) Chief, Sarah Kendall.

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Robert Kraft Panelist at 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum

October 31, 2018 - FirstPathway Partners sponsored the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum in Chicago, where FPP CEO and IIUSA President, Bob Kraft participated as an expert panelist.
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DOS to Issue Slightly More Visas in 2019

October 30, 2018 – Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Controls Office at the U.S.
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November 2018 Visa Bulletin Reports Advanced Cutoff Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

Last week, IIUSA reported on the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs releasing the Visa Bulletin for the month of November 2018 (View PDF).
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EB-5 Regulatory Update

On October 17, 2018, the Trump Administration released the Fall 2018 Unified Regulatory Agenda. The Agenda provided updated timelines for existing regulations including a new date for the "EB-5 Immigrant Investor Modernization" regulation to move to Final Rule on 11/00/2018 which has advanced from 08/00/2018.
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