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Golf Digest, a world leader in golf publications, recently covered Jupiter, Florida as one of the US’s best places to live, visit and swing. As Palm Beach County is home to some of the nation’s best courses, Jupiter, Florida – at the top end of the county – is home...

Senator John McCain predicted that efforts to craft a wide-ranging, bipartisan immigration reform bill would come together promptly in the Senate, eliminating the need for President Obama to propose his own measure. The effort to create a sweeping reform has been backed by Obama, as he has toured the nation...

Pew Research Hispanic Center recently released a statistical portrait of the foreign- born population within the United States in 2011. The data, which is compiled from the 2010 Decennial Census, shows a record 40.4 million immigrants living in the US, a rising trend in Asian immigration, a rise in educated immigrants and a strengthening...

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognized Presidents Day by welcoming over 19,000 people as U.S. citizens through 135 naturalization ceremonies across the country from February 15 through February 22, 2013. The USCIS press release quoted Director Alejandro Mayorkas: Throughout our nation’s history, the words and deeds of U.S. presidents...

The increasingly tough currency controls placed upon Argentina’s citizens may spur an exodus rather than prevent international investments; a backfire to a plan that has already depressed investment and driven up inflation in the country. Analysts are expecting to see an increase of interest in U.S. immigration, in particular a...

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are reporting progress on bipartisan efforts to reform U.S. immigration laws. An agreement on proposed legislation to change the system could be announced by the end of January, 2013. Democratic Senator Robert Menedez told ABC’s This Week program “I am cautiously optimistic. I see the right spirit....

During the week of February 11, 2013, as part of President Obama’s agenda for his second term in office, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the 113th Congress hosted its first hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. A diverse group of witnesses testified on the U.S. immigration policy, and the EB-5 Program was...

The New York real estate market demonstrated quality improvement over the fourth quarter of 2012, and looks forward to a growing and prospering year in 2013, according to recent reports from Halstead. The fourth quarter showed 40% more closings and an increase in luxury, high-end sales.   Over 12,000 apartments sold in...

Chinese investors are gaining notice for their interest in South Florida, putting a squeeze on Canadian buyers in search of deals, according to recent reports from Florida real estate agents and researchers. While Chinese investors have long flocked to booming areas such as Manhattan, Bordeaux, London and Australia’s Gold Coast,...

Even though South Florida was one of the hardest hit real estate markets, it’s now the most improved. According to a January report from ZipRealty, a California brokerage firm, Palm Beach County’s median home price hit $169,000 in December, marking a 35% increase for the year. Neighboring Broward County’s median price...