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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
  • 5 changes in US visa rules that happened in 2023
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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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    Residency through an EB-5 Investment Visa can provide access to lower in-state tuition and higher acceptance rates.
    January 18, 2023
    Did you know residency through an EB-5 Investment Visa can provide access to lower in-state tuition and higher acceptance rates?
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    December EB-5 Visa Bulletin
    December 14, 2022
    This month, USCIS will continue to accept adjustment of status applications based on the monthly Visa Bulletin’s Dates for Filing Chart, rather than the Final Action Dates Chart. This means that USCIS will start to...
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    November 2022 Visa Bulletin: Final Action Dates
    November 3, 2022
    This month, USCIS will continue to accept adjustment of status applications based on the monthly Visa Bulletin’s Dates for Filing Chart, rather than the Final Action Dates Chart. This means that USCIS will...
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    Another Successful U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 Investment Repaid
    October 31, 2022
    U.S. Immigration Fund is exceptionally pleased to announce the full repayment to 113 investors from the AREA15 project in Las Vegas, Nevada. This repayment process helps facilitate the investors goals of achieving permanent residency...
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    Kushner Companies Secures $515M Senior & Mezzanine Loan For Development Site In Jersey City
    September 22, 2022
    Located at 1 Journal Square in Jersey City, this development site is a notable asset in the real estate market. Spanning an impressive 2,000,000 square feet, the property offers ample space for potential development. Summary of...
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    Investors Can Begin Filing I-526E Petitions in USIF Project: The Wave Spa in New Jersey
    September 10, 2022
    U.S. Immigration Fund, LLC (“USIF”), one of the largest EB-5 Regional Center operators in the United States with over 5,000 EB-5 investors and over $2.5 Billion in EB-5 capital, is thrilled to announce the notice of receipt...
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    Five Things We Love: The West Hollywood Edition
    August 14, 2022
    Five Things We Love: The West Hollywood Edition L.A. artist Sterling Ruby’s Scale (Edition) installation hangs in the lobby. Nikolas Koenig Ian Schrager’s Sunset Strip oasis gets the little things right. For only-in-L.A. vibes, power decor, and a...
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    A New Target is Coming to Jersey City’s One Journal Square
    July 30, 2022
    Construction has begun on One Journal Square in Jersey City, an almost billion dollar project of multiple buildings which has been in the works for quite some time. Apart from a boatload of residential...
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    EB-5 Regional Center Doors are Officially Open to EB-5 Foreign Investors
    July 20, 2022
    WASHINGTON, D.C – Recent lawsuits regarding the EB-5 Regional Center Immigration Program have received successful outcomes that open the program to foreign investors who want to immigrate to the United States. What is the...
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    July 2022 Visa Bulletin: Final Action Dates
    July 20, 2022
    The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for July 2022  has been released by the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs. FINAL ACTION DATES The Final Action Dates for the July 2022 Visa Bulletin for Mainland...
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    EB-5 Regional Center Lawsuits Receive Favorable Preliminary Injunction Ordering the Immediate Start of the EB-5 Regional Center Program
    June 25, 2022
    Effective June 23, 2022, The Federal Court for the Northern District of California granted and ordered USCIS to stop treating formerly deauthorized designated regional centers as such and they must be permitted to...
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    Kushner Breaks Ground On One Journal Square In Downtown Jersey City
    June 19, 2022
    Kushner has officially broken ground on One Journal Square, a two-skyscraper mixed-use complex in downtown Jersey City. The development will create more than 2 million square feet with a mix of rental apartments and...
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    USCIS Releases Application Form I-956 for Regional Center Designation
    May 23, 2022
    JUPITER, FL – As of May 13th, 2022 USCIS has launched a new regional center program that requires Form I-956 for Regional Center Designations. With the EB-5 Reform and Integrity act that repealed the...
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    USIF & Liu, Chen & Hoffman LLP Close Divesture transactions with EB-5 Investors
    May 12, 2022
    USIF has closed divesture transactions with various EB-5 investors represented by Liu, Chen & Hoffman LLP “LCH”, a New York and Silicon Valley corporate law firm backed by a variety of rich experiences...
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    May 2022 Visa Bulletin Update
    May 9, 2022
    The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for May 2022 has been released by the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs. EB-5 REFORM The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which reauthorizes and improves the EB-5 Immigrant Investor...
  • President Reauthorizes EB-5 Regional Center Program
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    Favorable Updates for the EB-5 Regional Center Program
    March 28, 2022
    Earlier this month, the President signed and approved the FY2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which includes updates to the EB-5 program. The EB-5 Regional Center program is now authorized through 2027. The success of this...
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    EB-5 Regional Center Program is Reauthorized by Congress
    March 15, 2022
    U.S. Immigration Fund Chairman Nick Mastroianni, II, Comments on the Reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.  Earlier this week both the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY2022 Omnibus Appropriations...
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    THE BRYANT: THE CHARM OF CLASSIC NEW YORK DAVID CHIPPERFIELD
    June 21, 2021
    THE BRYANT: THE CHARM OF CLASSIC NEW YORK By Redazione The Plan – 1 June 2021 Midtown Manhattan, the heart of New York, is one of the largest financial districts in the world and home to some of...
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    Judge Challenges Trump-Era EB-5 Rule Changes which could Lower Investment Amount Requirements
    June 9, 2021
    EB-5 program changes that make it more difficult to garner foreign investment could soon be reversed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Despite the Biden administration’s defense of the Trump-era rule change...
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    June 2021 Visa Bulletin: Final Action Dates
    May 30, 2021
    The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for June 2021 has been released by the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs. FINAL ACTION DATES The Final Action Dates for the June 2021 Visa Bulletin for Mainland...
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