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Washington, D.C., September 25, 2017 – The EB-5 Regional Center Program, approved by Congress in 1993 as a temporary program to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, is turning 25 years old in 2018.  As the EB-5 Regional Center Program reaches maturity, U.S. elected officials, legal advisors and investors throughout...

September 19, 2017 – U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will again accept Premium Processing applications for all H-1B temporary skilled worker petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2018 cap. Premium Processing is a USCIS service offering a response with 15-calendar days of filing. Premium Processing...

  Indian investors are pursing EB-5 immigrant investor visas in greater numbers than ever before. The EB-5 immigrant visa allows qualifying investors to receive green cards, based on an investment of US$500,000 in the U.S. that creates at least 10 new jobs. The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) statistics show that Indian investors...

BY LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 6:15 PM [caption id="attachment_23533" align="aligncenter" width="753"] JD'S PLACE INSIDE THE LANDMARK AT 57 WEST. PHOTO: LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM[/caption] On Friday, billionaires Mark Cuban and partner Todd Wagner of Landmark Theatres are debuting The Landmark at 57 West, a new movie theater on the Far West Side of Manhattan. The 30,000-square-foot cinema, which includes a...

BY CITYREALTY STAFF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 [caption id="attachment_23550" align="aligncenter" width="825"] L to R: 461 Dean Street, VIA 57 WEST, HOUSE39[/caption] New York is a city of renters, we're told–and leasing offers convenience and flexibility for a population on the move. There's lots of talk about luxe interiors and impressive amenities–from doormen to dog...

August 28, 2017 USCIS today notified the public that it will require in-person interviews for all employment-based adjustment of status applicants (Form I-485), and all refugee/asylee relative petitions (Form I-730). The effective date for these changes is October 1, 2017. The stated goal of the new policy is detecting fraud. Current Policy Presently,...

You were probably unaware of the EB-5 visa program. Here is why it is the best choice to study abroad in the US. Most Indians seeking a future in the US pursue the well-known F1 and H1-B visa programs. However, a lesser known program, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, has recently...

As we reach the end of August 2017,  legislators on Capitol Hill and USCIS have been tight-lipped about the future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program that is due to expire on September 30, 2017.   As discrete negotiations among elected officials continue, observers do expect a legislative solution, but few...