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Chinese EB-5 Visa Retrogression: Good for Program Diversity

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

If you are familiar with the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, you may have heard recently that the sky is falling. Yes, that is correct; the two words that strike fear into many in the EB-5 community -- Chinese retrogression -- became a reality on August 23.

Matt Sheehan

Can Chinese Millionaires Save San Francisco's Poorest Neighborhood?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Sir Paul McCartney rocked out for 49,000 fans at San Francisco’s historic Candlestick Park last week, it marked the stadium’...

New Public Agencies Jumping Aboard the EB-5 Train

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

Public-private partnerships have been a point of contention over the years; can government bureaucracy really coexist with free-market enterprise? However, in the niche world of the EB-5 immigrant investor program, these arrangements not only coexist, but also seem to be working well and growing in numbers.

USCIS Works to Improve the EB-5 Visa Program. Will Congress Follow Suit?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

During a time when Washington, D.C., is almost completely overcome by gridlock and when comprehensive immigration reform inches from debate to debate with an indefinite timeline, EB-5 is the outlier, garnishing the endangered species known as bipartisan support.

U.S. Senate Looks to Expand Current EB-5 Program

Reno Charlton | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, many foreign investors have obtained a U.S. green card through taking advantage of the EB-5 immigration process. This process invol...

Investing in the American Dream: Immigration and the EB-5 Program

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

Lost in the doubtlessly shrill debate that will soon begin in the Senate is an existing, little known but highly innovative path for foreign nationals who want to contribute to the U.S. economy, and become permanent residents in return.

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...

Brooklyn BP Markowitz's Atlantic Yards Falsehood (Video)

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

Brooklyn's not close to "1000 percent behind Atlantic Yards." Did Markowitz really think no one would notice such a claim?

Reuters Nails Promoters of Green Cards for Investments as Liars, Gets Dubious Excuses on Brooklyn Arena

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

A couple of astonishing things happened last week in coverage of the EB-5 immigration visa program -- green cards for investments -- the dubious use of which I've investigated for months regarding Atlantic Yards.

Anatomy of a Green Card Pitch: In China, Atlantic Yards Backers Rely on the Distraction of Basketball

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The next astounding step for Brooklyn developer Forest City Ratner involves raising a $249 million interest-free loan from 498 Chinese millionaires seeking green cards.

Green Cards for Sale? Atlantic Yards Backers Seek Chinese Investors

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

If a seven-city promotional tour in China is successful, here's what may happen: 498 millionaires will park $500,000 for five years in an investment fund organized for the developer of Atlantic Yards.