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Don’t Kill the “Golden Visa”, Expand It!

Michael Halloran  /  POLITICO  /   April 27, 2017 Controversy over headlines about the family of White House aide Jared Kushner cast a shadow over the EB-5 program. But CEO Michael Halloran advises Congress about the benefits of job creation, as well as the need for oversight and regulation. Read Post

2017-06-20T21:13:13+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: In the News, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

EB-5 Provision Renewal Stuck in Congressional Morass

Sondra Campanelli  /  Real Estate Finance & Investment  /  April 26, 2017 A provision in the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program that governs EB-5 – a key funding source for commercial real estate development projects is stuck in limbo as lawmakers in congress debate a host of immigration, gerrymandering, and other reform issues. Read Post

2017-06-20T21:13:46+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: In the News, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

Tech Founder Fights Race Against Time for Immigrant Investors

Lisa Brown  /  /  April 21, 2017 Michael Halloran, Silicon Valley’s neutral ambassador in the EB-5 reform debate, has been on Capitol Hill, advocating for a bill that offers integrity and solutions, along with a large increase in jobs in commercial real estate in the process. Read Post

2017-06-20T21:14:36+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: In the News, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

How Our Nation’s Immigrants Can Help Fund Infrastructure

Michael Halloran  /  The Hill  /  April 21, 2017 Congress is about to advance a bill to extend the EB-5 program that could help fund much-needed American infrastructure projects at no cost to taxpayers, while simultaneously showcasing one approach to merit-based immigration. Read Post

2017-06-20T21:15:13+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: In the News, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

100,000 Immigrants and CRE Can Create 1.6 million Jobs

Michael Halloran  /  Commercial Property Executive  /  April 20 2017 Congress is working on an idea that would change the perception of EB-5.  A 100,000 increase in EB-5 visas annually could result in $100 billion in capital investment, scale to 1.6 million jobs -- and mean a $1 trillion infusion in development and infrastructure. Read [...]

2017-07-21T00:05:14+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: EB-5, In the News, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

The Latest EB-5 Bill Calls for Permanent Reauthorization of Regional Center Program

On March 27, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the latest EB-5 bill. S. 727 or the “Invest in Our Communities Act” aims to increase worldwide levels of employment-based immigrants and proposes permanent reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center program. S. 727 provides some much-needed Congressional support, which has largely been on the defensive from both [...]

2017-07-21T00:05:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry News|Tags: , , , |

USCIS Director León Rodríguez Delivers Farewell Address

On January 11, USCIS Director León Rodríguez delivered his farewell address and reminded attendees and listeners of the oft-overlooked human element in immigration decisionmaking and policy. The son of Cuban immigrants, Rodríguez began by recounting humble upbringings on 82nd Street in Miami, Florida. The narrative quickly progressed from shared homes and cramped apartments to his ascent [...]

2017-06-20T21:28:17+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|Tags: , , , |

The EB-5 Regional Center Program is extended—for now

Heading into the weekend, it appeared like a foregone conclusion that the EB-5 Regional Center program would pass as part of the continuing resolution. On Tuesday, the Senate failed to stop debate on the short-term CR in stalemates over issues of water crises, the Zika virus, VA medical care, and anything but the RC program. [...]

2017-05-28T19:42:43+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Industry News|Tags: , , |

May 1: EB-5 visa retrogression for Chinese immigrants

Retrogression for EB-5 immigrant investors has been a hot topic in the EB-5 community since reaching the visa cap for the first time at the very end of fiscal year 2014.  The impact at that time was minimal because new visa numbers became available a month later.  Looking forward, we won’t have that luxury. On April [...]

Sign up for the April 22 USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, April 22 from 1 – 3 P.M. EST to discuss the EB-5 program. This engagement is part of the USCIS’ ongoing efforts to enhance dialogue with industry stakeholders. The first part of the teleconference will be EB-5 program updates [...]

2017-05-14T04:25:21+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: EB-5, Events, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |