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Kraft MC's and Speaks at Chinese New Year Celebration

The annual celebration, presented by the MMAC, was sponsored by FirstPathway Partners and held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, a FirstPathway Partners project, which opened in July 2016.

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Proposed Changes to EB-5 Program

Recently the Department of Homeland Security proposed major changes to the EB-5 immigration investor program. One of the most notable changes includes a rule to almost triple the Program’s minimum investment threshold to $1.35 million for Targeted Employment Areas (TEA's).

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Department of State Releases February 2017 Visa Bulletin

According to the U.S. Department of State, Chinese investors who filed their I-526 petitions before April 15, 2014 will be eligible to schedule interviews with Department of State Consular offices and be issued conditional immigration visas to enter the U.S.

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Chinese New Year Kicks Off

A large, parade followed by fireworks, kicked off this year’s Chinese Lunar New Year. In China, residents celebrated the Year of the Rooster by lighting lanterns throughout the country.

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Chicago Investor Pays Visit to Global Water Center

Guy Turner, of Hyde Park Venture Partners, recently visited FirstPathway Partners' project, the Global Water Center, to discuss matters pertaining to startups.

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Submit Your Comments on the Draft EB-5 Legislation and Proposed Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security recently published proposed regulations for the EB-5 program. These proposals include significant reforms to the current Program.

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Kraft Presents at 2017 EB5 Investors Magazine Convention

Bob Kraft, Chairman and CEO of FirstPathway Partners, presented during the annual EB5 Investors Magazine Investment Immigration Convention held Saturday, January 14, 2017.

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New Study Shows EB-5 Has Created Nearly 17,000 Jobs

The Economics & Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce recently conducted a study, revealing the unprecedented effects of the EB-5 program.

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USCIS Simplifies Processing Times Reporting

On January 4, USCIS began posting processing times using a specific date format, rather than weeks or months. They believe this change will help them deliver easier to understand processing times in a more timely fashion.

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Kimpton Earns "Exceptional" Status with Average Review of 4.8 Stars

The FirstPathway Partners project, which opened July 2016, has been elevated to “Exceptional” status on

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Forbes Magazine on EB-5: “The EB-5 Program is a Job Creation Program”

Over the last year or so, experts have weighed in on the immigration policy of President Elect, Donald Trump. Though there is still much to be confirmed, “There is one immigration law on the books that should continue”—and that is the EB-5 Program.

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FirstPathway Partners Featured in Arabian Business Magazine

The business magazine, which is distributed throughout the Middle East and has a weekly

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January Visa Cutoff Date Advances for Mainland China

In the recent Visa Bulletin, it was revealed the cutoff date advanced to April 8, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applications. This is an adjustment from the previous December Visa Bulletin of March 22, 2014.

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