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07/05/2013

There are three basic requirements for an EB-5 visa:

First, the alien must establish a business or invest in an existing business that was created or restructured after November 19, 1990.
Second, the alien must have invested $1 million (only $500,000 when investing in a USCIS designated regional center) in the business.
Third, the business must create full-time employment for at least 10 US workers.

Have a great 4th of July!
07/04/2013

Have a great 4th of July!

Travel Tuesday takes us to Hamburg Germany today. One of the guys here in the office is from Hamburg, and tells us that ...
07/02/2013

Travel Tuesday takes us to Hamburg Germany today. One of the guys here in the office is from Hamburg, and tells us that you can see the city hall in this photo. The building has been there since the 1800s.

Is the Chinese Dream an EB-5 Visa? -
07/01/2013
Is the Chinese Dream an EB-5 Visa? -

Is the Chinese Dream an EB-5 Visa? -

Both China and the United States would benefit from expanded use of an American immigrant investor program

Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Bill » Immigration Impact
06/28/2013
Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Bill » Immigration Impact

Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Bill » Immigration Impact

The Senate approved a massive overhaul of the nation’s immigration policies today in a historic vote. They voted 68-32 to approve S. 744, the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform measure that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed in May. Immediately after the vote, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of...

06/27/2013
Senate Invokes Cloture on Immigration Bill, Final Vote at 4pm | C-SPAN

The Senate is about to vote on #immigration reform. Watch live.

Thursday in the Senate, Senators voted 68-32 to invoke cloture, limiting debate on the immigration bill. Senate Marjority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Senators that the final vote would occur at 4pm today. Senators will continue debate until that point.The Senate also voted unanimously to confirm C...

Travel Tuesday shows us the largest pool in the world. It is so big you can actually pilot small boats in it.
06/25/2013

Travel Tuesday shows us the largest pool in the world. It is so big you can actually pilot small boats in it.

EB-5 Investment Report: The City of Murrieta Working Closely With EB-5 Regional Centers to...
06/24/2013
EB-5 Investment Report: The City of Murrieta Working Closely With EB-5 Regional Centers to...

EB-5 Investment Report: The City of Murrieta Working Closely With EB-5 Regional Centers to...

Murrieta Mayor Rick Gibbs and President of American Redevelopment Solutions Regional Center Ron Darling, sit down with Aimee Rios at the Murrieta City Hall to discuss how local governments can support the efforts of regional centers in bringing foreign investment into their communities through the E...

Travel Tuesday shows us the tallest bridge in the world today. Do you know where it is?
06/18/2013

Travel Tuesday shows us the tallest bridge in the world today. Do you know where it is?

Legislative Update: Comprehensive Immigration, and EB-5, Reform Takes a Step Forward in the Senate
06/17/2013
Legislative Update: Comprehensive Immigration, and EB-5, Reform Takes a Step Forward in the Senate

Legislative Update: Comprehensive Immigration, and EB-5, Reform Takes a Step Forward in the Senate

Last Tuesday, in an 84-15 vote, the Senate moved to open formal debate on the comprehensive immigration overhaul bill, S. 744, which includes Senator Leahy’s EB-5 amendment. IIUSA is pleased that the EB-5 amendment was included on S. 744, and is working tirelessly to get our substantive comments...

Durst to finance towers via 'EB-5'
06/14/2013
Durst to finance towers via 'EB-5'

Durst to finance towers via 'EB-5'

The Durst Organization wants to raise $260 million in financing for two of its major Manhattan projects through a visa program.

Immigration Progress: A Good EB-5 Policy Memo Could Still...
06/13/2013
Immigration Progress: A Good EB-5 Policy Memo Could Still...

Immigration Progress: A Good EB-5 Policy Memo Could Still...

Immigration law news on visas, greencard and citizenship. Find how to get US visas, green cards and citizenship. Immigration CLE Seminars for Lawyers. Immigration Law Books for Attorneys.

Senate immigration bill clears big hurdle
06/12/2013
Senate immigration bill clears big hurdle

Senate immigration bill clears big hurdle

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators trying to rewrite the country's immigration laws won a huge victory Tuesday, when the Senate voted 82-15 to begin debating their proposal that would affect the

Travel Tuesday brings us to Jaipur, India today.
06/11/2013

Travel Tuesday brings us to Jaipur, India today.

Travel Tuesday is taking us to South America today and Kaieteur Falls.
06/04/2013

Travel Tuesday is taking us to South America today and Kaieteur Falls.

Schumer: Immigration bill to pass Senate by July 4
06/03/2013
Schumer: Immigration bill to pass Senate by July 4

Schumer: Immigration bill to pass Senate by July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) â A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time. Even if...

USCIS Conversation About ELIS: A New EB-5 Document Filing System
05/31/2013
USCIS Conversation About ELIS: A New EB-5 Document Filing System | EB-5 Insights

USCIS Conversation About ELIS: A New EB-5 Document Filing System

USCIS Conversation About ELIS: A New EB-5 Document Filing System By James Cormie on May 29th, 2013Posted in I-924, USCISOn Thursday, May 23, 2013 USCIS and twenty five stakeholders held a conference call to discuss the roll-out of the new ELIS system for I-924 and I-526 petitions. If one thing is c...

Towers Rise on EB-5 Funds
05/30/2013
Towers Rise on EB-5 Funds

Towers Rise on EB-5 Funds

One of New York's most well-known developers is planning to finance two high-end Manhattan towers partly through a visa program that gives green cards to foreigners who invest in certain U.S. projects.

We hope you had a great weekend! Today's Travel Tuesday brings us to Portofino, Italy.
05/28/2013

We hope you had a great weekend! Today's Travel Tuesday brings us to Portofino, Italy.

Timeline Photos
05/27/2013

Timeline Photos

California Moves To Make EB-5 Financing More Competitive In The State - Changes Rules On TEA Designa
05/24/2013
California Moves To Make EB-5 Financing More Competitive In The State - Changes Rules On TEA Designa

California Moves To Make EB-5 Financing More Competitive In The State - Changes Rules On TEA Designa

21 May 2013 - United States - Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment - California Moves To Make EB-5 Financing More Competitive In The State - Changes Rules On TEA Designation - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - The California governor's office has just taken action that will make California much m...

Long Wait for a Green Card Could Be Ending
05/23/2013
Long Wait for a Green Card Could Be Ending

Long Wait for a Green Card Could Be Ending

Born overseas and educated in the United States, workers in the heart of the tech industry are in a kind of suspension as the Senate considers the immigration bill.

Let's go to Turkey this Travel Tuesday. What do you say?
05/21/2013

Let's go to Turkey this Travel Tuesday. What do you say?

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