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EB-5 Green Card Investment Amount Increases from $500K to $900K in November 2019

For those contemplating applying for a U.S. EB-5 green card, now may be the time to act since the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS (USCIS) recently issued a final rule to change the EB-5 investment amount from $500,000 USD to $900,000 USD in a targeted employment area (TEA) and from $1 million to $1.8 million in non-TEA areas. The rule is set to take effect on November 21, 2019,

Increasing H-1B Denials Drive Visa Holders to Permanent EB-5 Visa Option

Recent challenges surrounding the United States’ H-1B visa program, which allows American employers to temporarily hire skilled foreign workers, have gained global attention as the denial rate steadily increases. As per statistics from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), 61,346 petitions initially were rejected in 2018, up from 13,073 in 2015. And this year, that number is on track to climb to approximately 100,000 with almost 25,000 petitions

New EB-5 Rule May Almost Triple Required $500K Investment Amount for U.S. Green Card

Securing a U.S. green card via the EB-5 program may cost investors nearly three times more than the current $500,000 requirement due to a new regulation circulating in Washington, D.C. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has a new Modernization Regulation pending that may significantly increase the required investment amount from $500,000 to $1,350,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), and from $1 million to $1.8 million for non-TEAs. Those who

Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management (SHM)

Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management (SHM) is located midway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, in the campus town of University Park. SHM serves an average of 500 students (the university’s undergraduate enrollment is 46,000) and is one of the oldest hospitality management schools in the United States. It is a school that has a reputation for sending forth self-starters – its Hospitality Management B.S. Degree program offers a corresponding

Virginia Tech Feiertag Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Virginia Tech Feiertag Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management is located on the university campus in the rural community of Blacksburg, population 44,563, in the western hill country of Virginia. Well respected in the industry, the department is ranked among the top hospitality and leisure management programs worldwide in the latest QS World University Rankings. Department head Nancy Gard McGehee is understandably proud of what she is working with. “In

Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia, is a suburb of Washington, DC, eight miles south of the Capital on the opposite bank of the Potomac River. Many of Alexandria’s approximately 160,000 residents are understandably connected to the U.S. Government. They work in the Federal Civil Service, or the U.S. Military, or for one of the many private companies that do business with the government and armed forces. The Department of Defense is said to

The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands, Texas, is a master-planned community 28 miles north of Houston that is ranked by Niche as the #2 Best City to Raise a Family in America, and #6 Best Public Schools in America. The geographic layout covers 44 square miles and includes wooded parks, lakes, walking trails, tournament golf courses, and The Woodlands Pavilion outdoor amphitheater that features name performers like John Legend and Jimmy Buffet and is

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