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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate approved S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Modernization Act,” in a historic 68-to-32 vote that will now send the comprehensive reform bill to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is expected to face significant opposition from the Republican majority. The legislation is a product of record… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, EB-5 Project, Immigrant Investor, Regional Center

Investment in an EB-5 Regional Center is a pathway to United States citizenship that is increasing in popularity. This illustration outlines the avenues, benchmarks and time frames – from selecting a regional center to acquiring citizenship – that are important to understand when considering an EB-5 Regional Center Investment as an option for immigration.

Posted in General

This week, Kate Kalmykov and Ali Brodie attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Annual Casino Jazz Night, where select members of New York City’s real estate and finance industries were honored for their philanthropic contributions. The event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and included casino games and a silent auction… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, General

Greenberg Traurig recently strengthened its Business Immigration & Compliance Practice EB-5 team with the addition of team members. With attorneys and paraprofessionals in offices within the United States and abroad, the EB-5 team utilizes the firm’s global reach and practices, including Real Estate, Tax and Corporate & Securities, to counsel clients on creating and maintaining… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, I-924, Regional Center, USCIS

Kate Kalmykov recently published an article on EB5Investors.com entitled “Actual, Hypothetical and Exemplar – Understanding the Difference.” The post outlines how to effectively seek Regional Center Designation and avoid delays by understanding the difference between “hypothetical,” “exemplar,” and “actual” projects that may be submitted to the USCIS with the I-924 application. To read the full article click… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, EB-5 Project, USCIS

For investors seeking lawful permanent residence through the EB-5 program, the first step in the process is to file Form I-526, Immigration Petition for Alien Entrepreneur, together with accompanying evidence in support of the program’s requirements with USCIS.  USCIS evaluates and adjudicates I‑526 petitions by reviewing these criteria: 1. A New Commercial Enterprise Has Been… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Speaking Engagement

Last week, Greenberg Traurig Attorney Kate Kalmykov served as a speaker at the Third Annual EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference hosted by Artisan Business Group in Long Beach, California. The conference featured speakers, panelists and guests from across the EB-5 industry, including immigration attorneys, real estate developers,  regional center experts, economic development officials, bankers, and more…. Continue Reading