Latest News and Blog Posts

Latest News and Blog Posts

BMO Tower Begins First Floor Foundation Pour

New activity stirred up attention at the BMO Harris Bank Tower site on Tuesday, July 31, as contractors began pouring what will be the first above-ground floor. As the Milwaukee Business Journal reports, the 410 cubic yards of concrete poured out during a four-hour period and will become the deck for the 25-story building’s main lobby - a restaurant and retail branch for BMO Harris Bank.

posted by Jessica Melka
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Global Water Center Recognized as Model Cluster

Milwaukee’s regional water technology industry (supported by The Water Council) was recently named by The Brookings Institute as one of the best industry clusters in the nation. 

posted by Jessica Melka
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Kraft Visits JW Marriott Anaheim Construction Site

On Monday, July 23, FirstPathway Partners CEO and Chairman, Robert Kraft visited the construction site of the new JW Marriott in Anaheim, California. Kraft was joined by award-winning site developer, Ajesh Patel of Prospera Hotels. 

posted by Jessica Melka
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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.

posted by Jessica Melka
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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. 

posted by Jessica Melka
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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.

posted by Jessica Melka
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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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USCIS Hosts Vietnamese Language Engagement

Next month U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites stakeholders to participate in a national Vietnamese language engagement. The teleconference will take place on April 6, 2017 from Midnight to 1:00 a.m. Indochina Time (UTC +7) April 5, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).

posted by Jennifer Sherer
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