Latest News and Blog Posts

Latest News and Blog Posts

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.

posted by Jessica Melka
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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. 

posted by Jessica Melka
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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.

posted by Jessica Melka
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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

posted by Jessica Melka
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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!
posted by Jessica Melka
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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)
posted by Jessica Melka
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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, 

posted by Jessica Melka
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USCIS Form Updates

USCIS has issued the following notice to the public regarding Form I-797: 

posted by Jessica Melka
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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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Kraft Addresses EB5 Investors Ho Chi Minh Conference

Friday March 3, 2017- This week Bob Kraft was honored to participate on a panel entitled The Future of EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration during the 2017, second annual, Ho Chi Minh EB-5 Delegation hosted by

posted by Jennifer Sherer
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FirstPathway Partners to Sponsor IIUSA Reception in Vietnam

The March 1st event, held in Ho Chi Minh City, will honor the support from IIUSA members overseas with a special banquet and dinner.

posted by Faith Greene
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New Immigrants Can Now Create a USCIS Online Account

New immigrants will now have the option to create a USCIS online account when paying the USCIS Immigration Fee. The account allows access to Green Card tracking information, along with electronic case updates. There is also a section to allow users to update their personal information, including their mailing address.

USCIS outlines the following information:

posted by Faith Greene
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