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    F-1 Visa Challenges: Why Indian Students Should Consider the EB-5 Visa
    July 10, 2024
    The EB-5 visa program offers Indian students a promising alternative to the challenges of the F-1 visa. It provides a direct route to U.S. permanent residency, flexible employment opportunities, and unrestricted travel, addressing...
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    HT Exclusive: US visa expert shares perfect fix for H-1B challenges amid layoffs and green card suspension
    July 3, 2024
    EB-5 visa expert Nicholas Mastroianni III says Eb-5 “ensures you’re not at the mercy of corporate layoffs and can secure a stable future in the U.S.” In recent headlines, tech giants Amazon and Google have paused green card...
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    Amazon & Google suspending green card applications: Why EB-5 visa a perfect fix for H-1B challenges and tech layoffs
    June 26, 2024
    Significant layoffs at Amazon and Google, along with the suspension of their US green card applications, have heightened uncertainty for H-1B and F-1 visa holders. These events underscore the risks of relying on employer-sponsored visas during economic...
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    US EB-5 visa offers a secure path for Indian nationals to get permanent residency and American citizenship
    June 11, 2024
    The EB-5 visa continues to offer distinct advantages over other employment-based visa categories such as EB-2 and EB-3. Indian professionals and students often face significant challenges with the popular H-1B and F-1 visas. (FE...
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    HOW THE EXPERIENTIAL AREA15 COMPLEX COULD BECOME A NEW KIND OF LAS VEGAS THEME PARK
    June 8, 2024
    Photo: Christopher DeVargas It’s Friday night at Area15. We step gingerly past artist Tyler Fuqua’s giant robot Mechan 9, who’s sprawled out near the front door. We walk through the hallway of a starship....
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    Here Comes the Boom: Jersey City’s Journal Square Reaching New Heights
    June 8, 2024
    Here Comes the Boom: Jersey City’s Journal Square Reaching New Heights 425 Summit. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs. Jersey City is no stranger to development explosions, with several Downtown areas experiencing massive growth over the last decade. But...
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    5 ways the EB-5 visa benefits Indian students in the US
    May 22, 2024
    The EB-5 visa offers Indian students a unique pathway to study, work, and settle in the United States. This visa provides significant educational and career advantages, making it a strategic choice for those...
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    EB-5 Visa Fee Increase: USIF Offers Financial Solutions for Indian Students
    May 16, 2024
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the fee structure for the EB-5 visa, impacting Indian students and families. Nicholas A. Mastroianni III, President of U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF), highlights...
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    EB-5 investors look for projects that offer financial returns with job creation opportunities
    May 13, 2024
    EB-5 investors prioritize projects that offer financial returns and demonstrate a solid and feasible job creation strategy. The reliability and track record of developers have become crucial factors for EB-5 investors. The EB-5 visa...
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    US EB-5 program allows foreigners to live, work and study in America with green card status
    April 23, 2024
    THE US EB-5 program allows foreigners to live, work and study in America with green card status. The EB-5 visa is gaining popularity as an alternative to the EB-2 and EB-3 visas, for...
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    Inside the 6 most fascinating, innovative reconstruction projects in NYC
    April 22, 2024
    Here’s a look at some of NYC’s most fascinating extreme makeovers making their debuts right now. The big deal A historic limestone building at One Madison was saved and capped with an all-new glass structure.JLL To...
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    EB5 visa: ‘Partial investment option can reduce financial burden,’ expert as US Golden visas get costlier
    April 3, 2024
    US to significantly raise fees for non-immigrant visas, including EB-5, impacting immigration policies and international relations. EB-5 visa fees to jump from $3,675 to $11,160. From April 1, fees for non-immigrant US visas, including...
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    HT Exclusive: US Immigration Fund President shares tips to crack E-B5 and other visas
    April 3, 2024
    “Always seek professional guidance from an experienced immigration attorney,” USIF President and CMO advises every EB5 visa seeker. USIF President and CMO Nicholas A. Mastroianni III opens up on streamlining EB-5 visa process. Is it...
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    AREA15 IN LAS VEGAS HOSTS AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT OF PARTYING WITH WE'RE ALL MAD HERE
    March 30, 2024
    The immersive experience destination west of the Strip is a menagerie of artwork and installations, performance spaces, dance floors, food and beverage options and assorted uplifting indoor and outdoor attractions. It’s a wonderland...
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    Immigrating to the US: How you can maximize your success in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
    March 28, 2024
    The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program stands as a beacon of opportunity for those seeking a pathway to U.S. permanent residency through investment. While it presents inherent risks, embracing a strategic approach can transform these challenges...
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    Shakira Performs Surprise Concert for over 40,000 Fans in N.Y.C.'s Times Square to Celebrate New Album
    March 28, 2024
    The Colombian superstar’s performance drew the largest crowd in Times Square history Shakira took over the Big Apple! On Tuesday, the Colombian superstar, 47, performed a surprise free concert on Times Square’s TSX Stage in New...
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    Lower Manhattan Condo Tower a Decade in the Making Starts Sales
    March 22, 2024
    Apartments at the Greenwich, an 88-story tower just south of the World Trade Center, hit the market on Monday, with plans for buyers to be able to move in this summer. Sales at the Rafael...
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    Lower Manhattan Condo Tower a Decade in the Making Starts Sales
    March 20, 2024
    A long-delayed condo skyscraper in Manhattan’s Financial District is restarting sales seven years after they first began. Bulk of units at the Greenwich are priced below $3 million Old ‘Wall Street briefcase neighborhood’ has swung...
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    The Greenwich By Rafael Viñoly’s Façade Installation Wraps Up At 125 Greenwich Street In Financial District, Manhattan
    February 27, 2024
    Exterior work is nearly complete on The Greenwich by Rafael Viñoly, an 88-story residential skyscraper at 125 Greenwich Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and developed by Fortress Investment Group, Bilgili, and Bizzi & Partners, the 912-foot-tall structure...
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    What EB-5 applicants should do as visa costs soar almost 200%
    February 22, 2024
    In a landmark announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), prospective EB-5 visa holders are facing the most significant change since 2016. Effective April 1, 2024, USCIS will implement fee...
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    John Wick Experience to Open in Las Vegas Later This Year
    February 16, 2024
    Featuring interactive missions, a themed bar, and a retail shop. Lionsgate has teamed up with the Las Vegas tourist attraction AREA15 to create the John Wick Experience, which will open later this year. According to...
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    Latest attraction to land at Area15: A Boeing 747
    February 10, 2024
    A salvaged Boeing 747 aircraft repurposed as an event space will be one of the attractions of a 20-acre expansion of the Area15 immersive art and entertainment district in Las Vegas. Universal Parks &...
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    9 must-watch overseas education trends for 2024
    January 30, 2024
    Here’s the list of the top 9 overseas education trends for students who are planning to pursue their higher education. As we step into 2024, the landscape of overseas education is witnessing a remarkable...
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    AREA15 expands leadership with new directors for brand partnerships, events
    January 25, 2024
    AREA15 welcomes Jillian Austin & Michael Uriarte, seasoned pros set to revolutionize brand partnerships & event sponsorships in immersive entertainment. AREA15, a groundbreaking district for immersive entertainment and events, enthusiastically announces the addition of Jillian...
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    Las Vegas' Area15 expansion includes a Universal horror attraction
    January 20, 2024
    Construction of an ambitious expansion of Area15’s campus is underway just west of the Las Vegas Strip. The immersive art and entertainment district, which includes Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, is raising 36-foot walls for its...
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    AREA15 kicks off 20-acre expansion with new entertainment experiences
    January 14, 2024
    Wall Raising- BrightLight DA (Photo: AREA15). Photo Credits: 3 News LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — AREA15 is getting ready to bring entertainment to the next level. The District began its expansion to introduce new attractions including the...
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    Universal announces upcoming year-round Halloween Horror Night experience at Area 15 in Las Vegas
    January 13, 2024
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The creators of Halloween Horror Nights are bringing a brand-new permanent entertainment experience to Las Vegas. A release about the experience says the concept will “bring to life Universal’s vast...
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    Universal is Bringing a Year-Round Horror Attraction to Vegas’ Area15
    January 3, 2024
    Universal knows fear. The 110-year-old studio has monsters swimming in its lifeblood—it made the 1931 films Dracula and Frankenstein, 1932’s The Mummy and 1941’s The Wolf Man, among many other classics—and the annual Halloween Horror Nights at its...
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    Condé Nast Traveler's Review: Unveiling the Wonders of Area 15
    January 3, 2024
    Zoom out. What’s the big picture here? Area 15 is a massive entertainment zone just across I-15 from the Las Vegas Strip. When you enter the parking lot, it looks like a massive warehouse surrounded...
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    Quickest way to a Green Card: Is the EB-5 program worth it?
    January 3, 2024
    The primary goal for investors in the EB-5 program is not high financial yields but rather the acquisition of a green card in the shortest possible time compared to other immigration routes. While...
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    USCIS Changes 2-year Sustainment Period
    December 25, 2023
    USCIS Changes 2-year Sustainment Period Washington, DC, October 12, 2023: USCIS issued a new policy statement providing important new guidance on the EB-5 sustainment period: 1.2-YEAR SUSTAINMENT PERIOD We are providing additional guidance on our interpretation...
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    Policy changes in EB-5 visa programme - how does it affect Indian students who want to pursue education in the US
    December 22, 2023
    The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 reshapes the EB-5 visa program, impacting the minimum investment period. Enacted by the USCIS on October 11, 2023, these changes offer new prospects for Indian...
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    Big US visa rule changes in 2023: How United States tweaked regulations for H1B, EB5, F1 visa holders
    December 19, 2023
    Major changes have been made to U.S. visa categories in 2023, including the EB-5 visa program, H1B, and F, M, and J visas. These changes apply to all embassies in India. Nicholas A....
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    October Visa Bulletin Opens Up EB-5 Dates for Filing for China and India
    November 23, 2023
    October Visa Bulletin Opens Up EB-5 Dates for Filing for China and India The October 2023 Visa Bulletin was released on Friday, September 15, 2023 and contained some good news for EB-5 Investors. List B...
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    THE WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION HAD TOUGH COMPETITION, BUT IT’S SUCCESSFULLY THE NEWEST HOTSPOT IN TOWN
    November 14, 2023
    THE WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION HAD TOUGH COMPETITION, BUT IT’S SUCCESSFULLY THE NEWEST HOTSPOT IN TOWN The vibes are always high at the EDITION’s L.A. offering Upon stepping off Sunset Boulevard and into the entranceway of...
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    U.S. Immigration Fund Announces I-829 Approval for USIF EB-5 Investors in the 125 Greenwich Project
    October 30, 2023
    U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) is excited to announce an I-829 petition approval for an EB-5 investor in the new residential development The Greenwich (125 Greenwich) by Rafael Viñoly, marking a significant milestone for...
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    ArtBridge And The Durst Organization Unveil 600-Foot Public Mural And AR Experience At Halletts Point In Astoria, Queens
    October 14, 2023
    ArtBridge And The Durst Organization Unveil 600-foot Public Mural And AR Experience At Halletts Point In Astoria, Queens Daytime view of ‘A City in Motion’ completed by Zeehan Wazed ArtBridge, in partnership with The Durst Organization,...
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    Post Malone christens TSX Broadway venue with Times Square performance
    August 21, 2023
    Post Malone christens TSX Broadway venue with Times Square performance Image provided by SNA Displays American performer Post Malone has helped launch the TSX Broadway venue in Times Square, New York City with a pop-up...
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    U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) Hosts Exclusive EB-5 Visa Consultation Roadshows across 9 major cities in India in August 2023
    August 17, 2023
    The EB-5 seminars are scheduled to take place in nine cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Surat, Ahmedabad and Pune New Delhi, India: 10 August, 2023: Over the last few...
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    661 Room Tempo by Hilton Times Square Hotel Opens
    August 8, 2023
    Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today the opening of the 661-room Tempo by Hilton Times Square, the first hotel from Hilton’s newest lifestyle brand. Located in TSX Broadway, a new 46-story tower featuring experiential retail,...
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    EB-5 Visa Filing Fee Increases postponed until 2024
    August 2, 2023
    A noteworthy development in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) upcoming agenda for the next six months includes a decision to postpone a planned hike in U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) filing...
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    U.S. Immigration Fund Hosts Exclusive EB-5 Visa Consultation Roadshow Across India - A Golden Opportunity for Prospective Investors
    August 2, 2023
    Over the last few years, India has become the second-largest EB-5 investor market in the world. With an aim to provide families in India an opportunity to invest in a global future and...
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    The EB-5 Visa: Enhancing Security and Choices for Indian IT Professionals in the United States
    July 31, 2023
    The increased difficulty in obtaining and retaining H-1B visas has prompted Indian IT professionals to begin to explore other options. According to data gathered by Layoffs.fyi, the count of tech workers who have...
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    EB-5 visa programme: A pathway for Indian students to study and work in the US
    July 27, 2023
    With strategic planning and expert advice, the EB-5 visa remains a compelling pathway for Indian students seeking to study and establish their careers in the United States. By Shruti Bansal The EB-5 visa programme,...
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    NYC’s hottest new concert venue is hiding inside a Times Square billboard
    July 21, 2023
    NYC’s hottest new concert venue is hiding inside a Times Square billboard For once, it’s okay to look up. NYC’s hottest new performance venue is hiding in plain sight — atop an 18,000 square-foot billboard...
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    Postponement of EB-5 Visa Tax Hike Till October 1, 2023, Offers Reprieve to Indian Investors
    July 10, 2023
    The allure of the U.S., with its vibrant job market and lifestyle opportunities, captivates numerous Indians, making them eager to secure their family’s futures in the United States. The yearly surge in H-1B...
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    Exploring US Student Visa Options for Indian Students: From F1 to EB-5 Visas
    June 29, 2023
    The US government provides different types of student visas for Indian students, such as J, M, F, and EB-5 visas. Students should note that before applying for an M, J, or F student...
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    US Green Card changes are ‘helpful but stingy,’ expert on alternative options for immigrants
    June 29, 2023
    The Biden administration has released guidance to ease norms for those waiting for green cards in the US, benefiting Indian technology professionals. The policy focuses on eligibility criteria for initial and renewal applications...
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    US Immigration: You should opt for the EB-5 visa over H-1B
    June 28, 2023
    Many Indians dream of a job in the US that vastly improves their economic status, and helps them rise up the corporate ladder with their knowledge of skills that are highly valued in...
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    TSX Broadway’s Tempo By Hilton Prepares For Late-Summer Opening At 1568 Broadway In Times Square, Manhattan
    June 27, 2023
    TSX Broadway, Designed by Perkins Eastman and Mancini Duffy Construction on TSX Broadway, a 47-story hotel tower at 1568 Broadway in Times Square, reached a milestone as crews turned on TSX Entertainment’s 18,000-square-foot podium LED display. Designed by Perkins...
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    AREA15: The Mall Of The Future
    June 14, 2023
    You can’t miss AREA15 in Las Vegas if you drive anywhere on I-15, parallel to the strip. On one side of the cab are the backs of famous casino hotels. On the other,...
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    How EB-5 is gradually emerging as a preferred alternative to H1B visa
    May 3, 2023
    Over the past few years, the H-1B visa program, which enables US employers to hire highly skilled foreign workers, has been facing increasing uncertainty. The program has been hit by layoffs in several...
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    Amid US H1B visa delay, THIS option is in high demand among Indians
    April 27, 2023
    Obtaining an H1B visa from India is a significant challenge owing to the fact that there is always a higher number of applicants than available visas. Hence, the chances of rejection are always...
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    Laid-off H1B visa holders are opting EB5 now: Expert on how to apply.
    April 27, 2023
    Large US tech companies like Twitter, Amazon, and Google have recently undergone significant layoffs, leaving many H1B visa workers uncertain about their future in the country. Amid these uncertainties, experts have noted an...
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    U.S. Immigration (USIF) to host free EB-5 consultations across 5 major cities in India in April 2023
    April 5, 2023
    The EB-5 seminars are scheduled to take place in five cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore    With an aim to bring families in India the opportunity to invest in a...
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    5 reasons why Indian EB-5 investors need to invest quickly
    March 29, 2023
    Indian investors have been taking advantage of this program for years, with a steady increase in EB-5 applications in the past 12 months.   By Nicholas A. Mastroianni, III Over the last few years, India has...
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    I-829 Approval for USIF EB-5 Investors in 101 Murray, New York City
    March 24, 2023
    U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) is pleased to announce that United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) has now issued multiple I-829 approvals for its EB-5 project, 101 Murray. Form I-829 is the permanent Green Card...
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    Tax Increase to Affect Indian EB-5 Investors
    February 27, 2023
    The Indian Central Bank recently introduced an increase of its transfer tax, presenting new regulations that will require an upfront 20% Tax Collected at Source (TCS) for any international investment. Upon Parliament approval,...
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    March 2023 Visa Bulletin Brings Retrogression
    February 17, 2023
    Washington, DC, February 15, 2023: The US Department of State released the March Visa Bulletin today. All employment based preference categories for Indian born applicants retrogressed. The EB-1 classification retrogressed to February 1,...
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    USCIS Seeks to Increase EB-5 Fees
    February 1, 2023
    On January 3, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization filing fees. If implemented, applicants will have to pay significantly more...
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