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Congress gave final approval last Friday to a $1.1-trillion funding bill, keeping the government running through September 30, 2016 (the end of the fiscal year). Tucked into the law is a provision to extend a key part of the EB-5 investment immigration scheme. The provision extends the pilot program for regional centers through September 30 ...
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USCIS has released a new policy memo on "L-1B adjudications policy." The memo provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess “specialized knowledge” from their foreign operations to their operations in the United States ...
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Waiting List to Be Established for China EB-5s (Update)

The maximum level of immigrant visa numbers which may be made available to China EB-5 applicants during fiscal year 2014 has been reached, effective August 23, 2014. This according to Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State ...
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have jointly issued an Investor Alert to warn individual investors about fraudulent investment scams that exploit the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as "EB-5": ...
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A federal judge has ordered that Anshoo Sethi and his company, A Chicago Convention Center LLC, return $147 million to Chinese investors ...
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: EB-5 Proposals

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WSJ on Hot Immigration Destinations for China’s Wealthy

"Unimpressed with the U.S., shut out of Canada, not deep-pocketed enough for Australia and spooked by Cyprus, mainland China’s wealthy are exploring unlikely destinations for immigration, including Portugal and the small Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis." Read the article here ...
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