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Stay well-informed of the latest in EB-5 News, U.S. Immigration Fund News, and Project Updates on the USIF blog.

Stay well-informed of the latest in EB-5 News, U.S. Immigration Fund News, and Project Updates on the USIF blog.

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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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    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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    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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    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...
  • Eb-5 Visa Bulletin
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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...
  • Nick Mastroianni Comments on EB-5 Reauthorization
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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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    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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    May 2021 Visa Bulletin: Final Action Dates
    April 30, 2021
    The Eb-5 Visa Bulletin for May 2021 has been released by the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs. FINAL ACTION DATES The Final Action Dates for the May 2021 Visa Bulletin for Mainland...
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    April 2021 EB-5 Visa Bulletin Released
    March 30, 2021
    The EB-5 Visa Bulletin for April 2021 has been released for Mainland China, Vietnam and the rest of the world. As of April, Vietnam’s action dates have advanced nearly two months to December...
  • EB-5 I-956
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    EB-5 Visas and President Biden's Immigration Plan
    March 9, 2021
    Key provisions regarding the EB-5 Program were included in President Biden’s reform bill, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which was released to the public last month. One of the primary goals of...
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    The Future of the EB-5 Program
    February 22, 2021
    The EB-5 Regional Center Program was renewed until June 30, 2021 a part of the continuing legislation passed by Congress and approved by the former president. These incremental approvals for the continuation of...
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    Nick Holmstén former Head of Music for Spotify Explains His Next Steps Including the Launch of ‘TSX Entertainment’ Company
    November 24, 2020
    Over a year after leaving his position as the global head of music for Spotify the executive is teaming with Fortress Investment Group to launch a state-of-the-art entertainment company, TSX Entertainment that will...
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    U.S. Immigration Fund Announces I-924 Project Approval and I-526 Approvals for EB-5 Project 1568 Broadway
    October 26, 2020
    US Immigration Fund (USIF) has announced the much anticipated I-924 project approval of the distinguished 1568 Broadway project in New York City as well as the first I-526 approvals for its investors.  JUPITER, FL...
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    WEHO Hollywood EDITION Residences Attracting Young Billionaires
    September 15, 2020
    With mansions and locations like Bel Air losing luster to an even hotter market – the young and rich are lured to “mansions in the sky” – and residences like the EDITION in...
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    Brooklyn Public Library 'One Clinton' Construction on Track in Brooklyn Heights
    August 25, 2020
    U.S. Immigration Fund’s EB-5 project located at 280 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights continues to rise as scheduled. Referred to as One Clinton, the 36-story mixed use building is designed by Marvel...
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    Inside the Park Terrace Hotel in Bryant Park: Business Insider's Review
    August 19, 2020
    Located in Bryant Park and central to nearly everything New York City has to offer the Park Terrace Hotel gives tourists a new boutique four-star hotel to call home while they are in...
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    TSX Broadway: Design includes Outdoor Stage and Ball Drop Suites
    June 17, 2020
    Aiming to provide the ultimate New Years Eve viewing experience in Times Square, new renderings of USIF’s TSX Broadway project include images of raising the theater more than 30 feet and building a...
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    Public Park Plaza at 111 Murray is Open
    June 17, 2020
    The public plaza at the entrance of 111 Murray is now open to the public to enjoy. Complete with open and movable seating, the venue provides a beautiful space to enjoy the weather...
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    Temporary Suspension of Immigration to the United States: Executive Order Signed by President
    April 24, 2020
    Washington, D.C. April 24:  President Trump signed an Executive Order (the “Proclamation”) on Thursday which temporarily suspends immigration to the United states effective for 60 days. The president confirmed that this decision is part...
  • New York City EB-5 USIF
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    I-829 Approval for 855 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan
    April 15, 2020
    U.S. Immigration Fund is proud to announce that United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) issued I-829 approvals for EB-5 project 855 Avenue of the Americas. Another milestone for USIF investors as they are...
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    Potential Increase in EB-5 Visas to Spark Economy Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
    March 23, 2020
    The Trump administration is considering an increase in the number of EB-5 visas available per year to offset the financial strain the United States is facing due to COVID-19, amongst many world markets...
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    I-829 Approval for West 57th EB-5 Project in Manhattan
    March 23, 2020
    U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) is pleased to announce that United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an I-829 approval for its EB-5 project, West 57th. Form I-829 is the permanent Green Card application,...
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    Excavation Underway at USIF EB-5 Project, 29th and 5th in NoMad
    February 12, 2020
    Excavation work for USIF EB-5 project, 29th & 5th has begun for the proposed 34-story, 551 foot-tall skyscraper at 3 West 29th Street in NoMad. Located just blocks from the Empire State Building,...
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    U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 Project Update: Marriott Edition Opens Making it 21st Hotel in WeHo
    February 11, 2020
    The Marriott West Hollywood Edition hotel and residences, a U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) EB-5 project that was recently completed and opened to the public in Q4 2019. The Edition Hotel is the 21stin...
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    HFZ Capital Group's The XI Recognized For Superior Wellness Amenity Offerings
    December 23, 2019
    NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — HFZ Capital Group (HFZ), a leading Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company, is proud to share that Cottages & Gardens has named The XI as one...
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    EB-5 Extension Until Sept. 30, 2020
    December 23, 2019
    Washington D.C., Dec. 19, 2019: The House of Representatives and the Senate have approved legislation that extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2020. The extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program...
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    Demolition for $2.5B Times Square hotel begins
    November 27, 2019
    Demolition has started on the former Doubletree Hotel in Times Square, paving the way for a plan to bring a massive new hotel and “experiential retail” hub to one of the most heavily...
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    EB-5 Investment Amounts Increase to $900,000 and $1.8 Million
    November 27, 2019
    Washington D.C., November 26, 2019:  The new EB-5 Regulations went into effect on November 21, 2019. Here is what you need to know: What are the new minimum EB-5 investment amounts? For any visa petitions filed...
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    Stone Façade Of Bjarke Ingels’ The XI Seen Climbing Above Eleventh Avenue In Chelsea
    August 28, 2019
    BY: MICHAEL YOUNG AUGUST 20, 2019 The stone façade has begun to climb up the twisting curtain walls The XI, a pair of towers designed by Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group in Chelsea. One of...
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    125 Greenwich Street’s Glass Façade Nearing Completion In The Financial District
    August 28, 2019
    Façade work is nearing completion at 125 Greenwich Street. Installation of the thin glass panels on the podium of the slender 88-story residential skyscraper is underway. This is the final portion of the curtain...
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    Marriott Edition Set to Open This Month, Making It WeHo’s 21st Hotel
    August 28, 2019
    The Marriott West Hollywood Edition hotel and residences on Sunset Boulevard is slated to open later this month, which will make it the 21st hotel in West Hollywood. The 13-story hotel will contain 190...
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    West Hollywood's Edition Hotel & Residences Readies for Opening
    August 28, 2019
    The $300-million project features 190 hotel rooms and 20 luxury condominiums. AUGUST 20, 2019, KATIE D’ANNA   After four years of construction, the highly anticipated Edition Hotel and Residences is finally set to open on West...
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    These New York City Buildings Sold The Most Units In The First Half Of 2019
    August 27, 2019
    The results are in for the New York City buildings with the most sales in the first half of 2019, with the Lower East Side waterfront tower One Manhattan Square topping lists from...
  • One Clinton Facade 280 Cadman
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    USIF Project Brooklyn Public Library also known as One Clinton, Rising in Brooklyn Heights
    August 19, 2019
    Construction on U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 project, Brooklyn Public Library is continuing to make steady progress in Brooklyn Heights. The façade is now rising for the 36-story, mixed-used residential tower named One Clinton....
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    West Hollywood EDITION Hotel Now Taking Reservations for September 2019
    August 9, 2019
    The West Hollywood EDITION is now accepting reservations. The website allows users to make reservations for September 2019– just in time for Labor Day Weekend. The hotel features 140 guest rooms and 48...
  • 29th and 5th
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    U.S. Immigration Fund Project, 29th & 5th Begins Foundation Work in NoMad
    August 9, 2019
    Construction is successfully underway for U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 Project, 29thand 5th located at 3 W 29thSt., in the NoMad neighborhood in New York. The building is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and...
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    111 Murray Tops Luxury Condo Rankings
    August 9, 2019
    Reality Biz News recently featured two U.S. Immigration Fund projects, 111 Murray and Via Mizner (The Residences at Mandarin Oriental) on their “10 Luxury Condo Developments in the U.S. that are turning Heads...
  • Final Rule EB-5
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    10 Questions Investors Have About the New EB-5 Regulations
    July 31, 2019
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    Minimum EB-5 Investment Increases to $900,000 and 1,800,000 Effective November 21, 2019
    July 31, 2019
    This November, the EB-5 program – which enables foreign investors to obtain a United States green card – will require a minimum EB-5 investment amount of $900,000 – a $400,000 increase as part...
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    House Passes the President’s Bipartisan Deal to Lift Budget Spending Caps
    July 26, 2019
    The House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget act of 2019 by a vote of 284-149. This approves the agreement between President Trump and congressional leaders to suspend debt limit for 2 years...
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    Final Rule Announced: Increased EB-5 Investments to $900,000 and $1.8 Million Starting November 21, 2019
    July 23, 2019
    Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2019 – U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish the Final Rule containing new EB-5 regulations on July 24, to go into effect on November 21, 2019. The...
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    Major Changes to EB-5 Program Approaching
    July 18, 2019
    Below is a cumulation of all the latest happenings around EB-5 program regulation and reform. Based on the Office of Management and Budget’s review (the second to last step in the regulatory process)...
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    Penn-Florida Secures $225 Million Construction Loan from Madison Realty Capital for Via Mizner in Boca Raton
    July 11, 2019
    Penn-Florida Companies announced the closing on a $225-million-dollar construction loan for EB-5 project, Via Mizner in the heart of Boca Raton. Penn-Florida Companies will use the loan to finish the 2,000,000 square foot...
  • Eb-5 Visa Bulletin
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    Why does the United States of America Celebrate Independence Day on July 4?
    July 3, 2019
    Every Fourth of July, our nation celebrates Independence Day and is one of the most important holidays that American citizens celebrate. Independence Day honors the freedom that citizens in the United States fought...
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    OMB Finalizes Review of EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Changes Imminent
    July 2, 2019
    The Update On June 27, The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) finished its review regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization. This past February, The US...
  • New York City EB-5 USIF
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    Halletts Point and Atlantic Yards on New York City's Megaproject List
    June 28, 2019
    Curbed recently released an guide outlining some of New York City’s biggest projects that are renovating neighborhoods in the city. Two notable U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 projects, Halletts Point and Atlantic Yards, were...
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    Increase in Interest for EB-5 in India – EB-5 India Reaches its per Country Limit in July, 2019
    June 27, 2019
    Jupiter, FL – Interest continues to increase for the EB-5 visa around the globe, and specifically for Indian nationals. EB-5 India Update The monthly Visa Bulletin published by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for the month...
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    Overview: The Park Terrace Hotel
    June 25, 2019
    Exceeding quintessential views of New York City’s Bryant Park, the Park Terrace Hotel within David Chipperfield’s designed building, The Bryant, offers a unique atmosphere that is hard to top. The ultra-modern and sleek...
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    Wealthiest Man in New Zealand Signs $34 Million Contract for Penthouse at the XI
    June 14, 2019
    New Zealand billionaire signs a contract to buy a unit at U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 Project, XI in Chelsea, New York. The XI, a U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 project, is home to the first...
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    New Ferry Stop Proposed for Astoria Ferry Line
    June 4, 2019
    The Durst Organization, the developers behind Hallett’s Point, has asked the city to extend the Astoria ferry line to include a stop to service the Upper East Side. The proposal has garnered support...
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    Proposed EB-5 Reform: Cut Visa Waiting Lists & Raise Minimum EB-5 Amount
    May 30, 2019
    On May 17th, 2019 EB-5 industry leaders wrote a letter for action to U.S. Senate and House leaders from both parties to authorize EB-5 reform. The major recommendations in the letter include an...
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    Long Island Boat Show returns to new Nassau Coliseum for 60th year
    May 28, 2019
    The bright lights of the new Nassau Coliseum rained down on the 60th annual Long Island Boat Show. Attendees of all ages walked up and down the Coliseum floors, admiring boats of all...
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    New York City’s Latest Addition The Eleventh will feature Six Senses Hotel & Retail Space on the High Line
    May 28, 2019
    The Eleventh, a U.S. Immigration Fund EB-5 project, is home to the first Six Senses Hotel location in the United States, as well as luxury condominiums and 85,000 square feet of retail along...
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    The Penthouse Collection by Mandarin Oriental to Offer Luxury Penthouse Residences in Boca Raton
    May 14, 2019
    The Penthouse Collection by Mandarin Oriental, recently released by Penn Florida Companies, is the highly anticipated and newest collection of luxury penthouses at Via Mizner, in Boca Raton. Via Mizner, a U.S. Immigration...