U.S. Senator urges Dept. of Homeland Security to probe One Journal Square affiliates

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission, to investigate potentially fraudulent claims made by affiliates of the One Journal Square project. “I am writing to request a review of potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations by Qiaowai Group, a Chinese company, and a second private … Read moreU.S. Senator urges Dept. of Homeland Security to probe One Journal Square affiliates

Westphalia developer advances project despite threat of default

The developer behind the Westphalia Town Center is advancing the project on multiple fronts despite the recent receipt of a potential default notice tied to more than $34 million in maturing debt. Calgary, Alberta-based Walton Westphalia Development Corp. released its first quarter earnings results on Monday for the 310-acre Westphalia property in Prince George’s County. During the … Read moreWestphalia developer advances project despite threat of default

Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i), and Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j)

Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i), and Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j) Please follow and like us:

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection; Free Training for Civics and Citizenship of Adults, Form G-1190; Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, Form G-1515

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection; Free Training for Civics and Citizenship of Adults, Form G-1190; Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, Form G-1515 Please follow and like us:

Trump Says He Has ‘Total Confidence’ In Kushner As His Star Fades At WH

President Donald Trump defended his son-in-law Jared Kushner on Sunday as reports on Kushner’s contacts with Russian officials piled up and his clout in the White House reportedly began to fade. “Jared is doing a great job for the country,” Trump said in a statement to the New York Times. “I have total confidence in … Read moreTrump Says He Has ‘Total Confidence’ In Kushner As His Star Fades At WH

Senate Republican Wants Probe Of Kushner Inc.’s China Cash-For-Visas Push

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into “potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations” made by companies promoting investment in a property development involving the family company of White House advisor Jared Kushner. Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa, requested a review of claims made by Chinese migration agency Qiaowai … Read moreSenate Republican Wants Probe Of Kushner Inc.’s China Cash-For-Visas Push

Feds file lawsuits to seize properties across San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire connected to EB-5 fraud

United States Attorney’s Office prosecutors filed nine lawsuits Thursday seeking the seizure of real estate properties across Southern California allegedly purchased with millions in proceeds from what FBI investigators said was a fraudulent visa program based in San Gabriel. No criminal charges have been filed in connection with the ongoing probe, but the lawsuits contend … Read moreFeds file lawsuits to seize properties across San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire connected to EB-5 fraud

Kushners know it helps to have friends in the oval office

President Trump kept the government open recently by signing a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill, and tucked into that 1,665-page monstrosity was one paragraph that enables wealthy foreigners to buy American citizenship. The next day, Nicole Kushner Meyer addressed an audience in a Ritz-Carlton ballroom in Beijing, where she used that wee item in the spending … Read moreKushners know it helps to have friends in the oval office

EB-5 Investors Defend Hospital Investment, Win Visas

Six Chinese investors have won visa approval through the EB-5 program, ending litigation in which they said the Department of Homeland Security failed to acknowledge that their investments in a hospital helped a troubled business.  According to documents filed in D.C. federal court Tuesday, the investors submitted new evidence to support their petitions, and based … Read moreEB-5 Investors Defend Hospital Investment, Win Visas

Jared Kushner’s family apologises for name drop in pitch

And the pitch came with a sweetener: Meyer talked about the Kushner family, including her brother who holds a powerful position in the White House as senior adviser to President Trump. The company, which included mention of Mr. Kushner and a large photo of his father-in-law at the event, has apologized for any impression of … Read moreJared Kushner’s family apologises for name drop in pitch

Kushner Is Holding Onto 90 Percent Of His Real Estate Investments

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has held onto about 90 percent of his real estate investments even as he serves as a top White House adviser, according to a Washington Post analysis of his financial disclosure form published Sunday. It’s unclear whether any of the 124 assets maintained by Kushner stand to pose conflicts … Read moreKushner Is Holding Onto 90 Percent Of His Real Estate Investments

US Developer With Trump Connection Courting Chinese Investors

Revelations that the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, promoted a program offering a path to USA citizenship to Chinese backers in a Kushner family project bring new scrutiny to a foreign investor visa program. Before being asked to leave, reporters heard Jared Kushner’s sister Nicole Meyer tell Chinese investors that … Read moreUS Developer With Trump Connection Courting Chinese Investors

Chinese Investment in exchange of EB-5 Visas

Kushner Companies said Monday that the name drop at the event in Beijing on Saturday was not meant to be an “attempt to lure investors” to one of its projects in New Jersey. As the Post noted, she encouraged investors to apply for United States residency through the EB-5 visa program-a controversial initiative that was … Read moreChinese Investment in exchange of EB-5 Visas

Until We Sued For Records, The Public Didn’t Know

We use old-fashioned reporting methods at VTDigger: We ask for public records to get at the truth. State officials sometimes obfuscate, spin or simply refuse to answer questions. VTDigger reporters believe government officials should serve the interests of all Vermonters. And when they don’t, we believe you have a right to know about it. That’s … Read moreUntil We Sued For Records, The Public Didn’t Know

How foreign investors seeking green cards get SC charter schools built, at a price

A handful of SC charter schools — finally in new school buildings — are poised to pay out millions in taxpayer dollars to middlemen, developers and foreign investors who want green cards. The money, paid in the form of high-interest rent payments on the new school facilities, has some critics saying that the state’s taxpayers … Read moreHow foreign investors seeking green cards get SC charter schools built, at a price

Huge Change Planned to EB-5 Investment Visa Program

The EB-5 Regional Center program is being extended through the balance of the fiscal year through September 30, 2017 as is; what we call a “clean extension.”  I’m on the Board of IIUSA, the largest industry organization and in the past the EB-5 Regional Center industry was more than happy to have the proverbial “can … Read moreHuge Change Planned to EB-5 Investment Visa Program

‘President’ Kushner’s Company Touts Visa Scam

At a glitzy Beijing Ritz-Carlton event earlier this month, Jared Kushner’s sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, urged potential investors to secure their EB-5 visa promptly before its loosey-goosey requirements and generous benefits get tightened. Known among immigration skeptics as the citizenship-for-sale visa, the EB-5 has a long, ugly and fraud-ridden history. In short, for a token … Read more‘President’ Kushner’s Company Touts Visa Scam

“California Fails the Immigration Test” published at Real Clear Policy

From my perspective, much of the immigration debate takes place on the right. Traditional conservatives feel that mass immigration is a cultural and economic disruption, while libertarian-leaning conservatives emphasize how immigration makes the American economy more efficient. To the extent that progressives are involved in the immigration debate, it is generally as advocates for the … Read more“California Fails the Immigration Test” published at Real Clear Policy

Kushner Companies Get Backlash Over Pitch to EB-5 Investors for NJ Project

Kushner Companies did not take part in a roadshow to promote the company’s One Journal Square project this weekend, due to backlash over its pitch to Chinese EB-5 investors, reports the Real Deal. Jared Kushner, who partially owns the real estate project and is President Trump’s son-in-law, is at the center of controversy over the company’s … Read moreKushner Companies Get Backlash Over Pitch to EB-5 Investors for NJ Project

Cos. Can’t Escape EB-5 Fraud Scheme Suit, Judge Rules

A California federal judge has denied a bid by two companies to ditch a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit accusing a businessman of misappropriating funds raised through the EB-5 immigrant investor program, saying the SEC’s allegations also target the companies.  The SEC in January accused Thomas M. Henderson and companies under his control, including Comprehensive Care of California … Read moreCos. Can’t Escape EB-5 Fraud Scheme Suit, Judge Rules

US ‘Golden Visa’: The Answer to Chinese Homeland Dissatisfaction

When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. More than 1,00,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion in the … Read moreUS ‘Golden Visa’: The Answer to Chinese Homeland Dissatisfaction

Wealthy Chinese say they are considering investing in Kushner property because of family’s Trump ties

While Jared Kushner’s family may have fled China in disgrace, that doesn’t mean that Kushner Companies has halted its efforts at securing Chinese investment for its latest building project. Journalists from CNN and other media outlets were in attendance at a rather bizarre event held over the weekend in Shenzhen by the real estate company’s … Read moreWealthy Chinese say they are considering investing in Kushner property because of family’s Trump ties

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government Performance and Results Act Data Collection

The Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed extension of an information collection request approved through November 30, 2017, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of … Read moreProposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government Performance and Results Act Data Collection

MA Chapter of the Indian American Forum for Political Education and MIT-India

Sampan.org – BOSTON, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of the Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE-MA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) MIT-India program in collaboration with the Colors of the Commonwealth event organization committee hosted a panel discussion to … Please follow and like us:

MA Chapter of the Indian American Forum for Political Education and MIT-India

Sampan.org – BOSTON, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of the Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE-MA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) MIT-India program in collaboration with the Colors of the Commonwealth event organization committee hosted a panel discussion to … Please follow and like us: