September 2, 2015

Visa Express: Foreign Investors Buy a Chunk of San Francisco — and Their Green Card

Visa Express: Foreign Investors Buy a Chunk of San Francisco — and Their Green Card 


Visa Express: Foreign Investors Buy a Chunk of San Francisco — and Their Green Card 


You can buy a lot of things in the Tenderloin that you can't easily buy anywhere else. For years, the corner of Leavenworth and Golden Gate was a one-stop shop for certain appetites.
Outside, pill pushers peddled oxycontin. Inside, the Big Boy Market corner store offered the usual assortment of sodas, cigarettes, and Swisher Sweets to some patrons, while selling individual Ziploc baggies and sheets of aluminum foil — DIY hard drug kits — to others. You just had to know to ask.
The Tenderloin may be one of the last places in San Francisco to gentrify, but gentrifying it is. After years of complaints, the Big Boy Market is no more. Its former storefront will soon house the latest outpost of Dave Eggers' 826 Valencia, the national literary nonprofit that provides writing programs for children.
Next door, a developer is proposing to build 231 new "group housing units," tiny apartments akin to the neighborhood's ubiquitous single room occupancy hotels, but intended for a more affluent clientele paying market rate rents. Just up the block on Golden Gate, the Lofts at 7 offers 400-square-foot "lofts" that start at $2,595 a month and boast access to a rooftop outdoor cinema, among other amenities.

US GREEN CARD s : http://DV-US.com

The changes portend an influx of wealthier residents, some of whom may have a lower tolerance for homelessness and street crime. That means some of the Tenderloin's black market activities could be pushed out. But the tech boom's encroachment on the TL is also putting pressure on the working class immigrants — from the Southeast Asian refugees of the late 1970s to the Latino, Chinese, and Middle Eastern immigrants today — who traditionally gained their first foothold in San Francisco in one of the area's SROs.
A cleaner, richer Tenderloin does have something to offer immigrants — just a different class of immigrant, the kind with half a million bucks lying around. The development gold rush in one of the city's last bastions of affordability means that in today's Tenderloin, green cards are for sale.
A $500,000 green card may sound like a pipe dream to an immigrant family crammed into a tiny bedroom in an SRO on Eddy Street — a 2013 study commissioned by the Tenderloin Hunger Task Force found that a third of Tenderloin households have incomes of less than $15,000 a year — but to wealthy overseas investors, it's a savvy business decision.
Thanks to a program of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), immigrant investors can secure a green card for themselves and their immediate family members by sinking $500,000 into a new, job-producing business in an economically disadvantaged area.
The "Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Program" — now known as EB-5 — was introduced as part of the Immigration Act of 1990 as a way to "to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors." Ten thousand visas would be set aside each year, reserved for foreigners who invested $1 million in a new business that would employ at least 10 full-time workers.
In exchange for the cash infusion, the US government would reward the entrepreneurs with green cards for themselves and their dependents. The investors were required to be directly involved in the management of their businesses, however — a tall order for investors living overseas — and the visas were rarely sought until two years later, when Congress changed the whole ballgame.
In 1992, the EB-5 Regional Center Program amended the rules of the game to make it even easier to attract foreign money. If the new business was in a rural or low-employment area (the boundaries of which can be gerrymandered), the cash requirement was cut in half, to $500,000. The pilot program also allowed US-based businesses or governments to create organizations — called "regional centers" — that could recruit dozens or even hundreds of immigrant investors and pool the total sums gathered to build major projects, like a new hotel or the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, whose developers have reportedly brought in $477 million in EB-5 funds for the Atlantic Yards megaproject.
Immigrant investors no longer needed to have a direct hand in the management of the business — being a limited partner in the business entity is enough — and instead of demanding the creation of 10 full-time jobs per visa, USCIS began counting direct, indirect, and induced job creation toward the requirements. This means that in addition to the people directly employed by the new business, regional centers can count the jobs created by a business's vendors or suppliers (indirect jobs) and the jobs created by increased economic activity due to the new enterprise (induced jobs). There's no standard formula for determining the number of indirect and induced jobs created by a particular project, so the regional centers can shop around for a favorable econometric analysis.
The EB-5 program picked up steam following the Great Recession, when the collapse of domestic capital markets forced developers to look elsewhere for major capital commitments. In 2005, there were just 153 EB-5 visas issued. Participation in the program jumped to 4,218 visas in 2009 and 8,567 in 2013. In 2014, the State Department cut off EB-5 applications for Chinese investors two months before the end of the fiscal year — the first time in history the program had reached its limit.
For real estate developers, EB-5 is a great deal. Where a traditional financier might demand a significant return on investment, an EB-5 investor gets his money's worth courtesy of the US government. Earning a return is secondary, and both the Securities Exchange Commission and an academic study by the NYU Stern Center for Real Estate Finance Research have found that EB-5 investors accept lower interest rates on their investments than they would if the green card weren't offered.
In other words, the US government is basically providing the ROI for private development loans via preferential treatment for wealthy immigrants, all while deporting poor immigrants at record rates.
The irony of immigrant money transforming an immigrant neighborhood is not lost on Unite Here Local 2, the hotel workers' union that counts many Tenderloin residents among its members. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the union held a press conference outside the former Renoir Hotel — the fire-gutted structure on the border of the Tenderloin at Market and McAllister Streets. The Renoir is under renovation and will reopen next winter as San Francisco Proper, a 135-room boutique hotel, thanks to $42 million in EB-5 money raised by the developer, the Kor Group. That $42 million came from 84 immigrant investors, so it is supposed to translate into 840 direct, indirect, and induced jobs — a calculation that Local 2 President Anand Singh calls "outlandish."
"It's no secret that hotels and restaurants depend on the work of immigrants," Singh said, standing in front of several dozen union members bearing signs reading "I can't afford a $500,000 green card."
Singh added, "EB-5 highlights so much of what is wrong and broken with the US immigration system."
The union, which is angry that Kor has not committed to a card check neutrality agreement that would allow workers at the new hotel to organize, likens EB-5 to "immigration reform for the one percent." Kor did not respond to a request for comment.
Gordan Mar, the Executive Director of Jobs with Justice San Francisco, a coalition of labor and community organizations, was more direct in his critique. "Our nation sells visas to the highest bidder and then gives the profits to wealthy developers," he said. "Here in San Francisco, we can see what a simple-minded focus on job creation through government subsidies can do to deepen income inequality."
Just down Market Street, another major Tenderloin project seems primed for EB-5 investment. Group I, a real estate development and management company, is planning to develop 950-974 Market. According to Hoodline, Group I's most recent plan for the project includes a 262-unit residential building and a 235-room hotel. Group I, which also renovated the neighboring Warfield Building, would not confirm whether EB-5 funds will be used for the project. (A spokesperson said that Joy Ou, the President and CEO, was "really the EB-5 expert at Group I" but could not answer questions because she was out of the country.) It seems telling, however, that Group I has established its own EB-5 regional center, Group I Regional Center LLC.
The hotel workers' union isn't the only critic of EB-5. In advance of a Congressional vote to re-authorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program (which expires Sept. 30, 2015), the Government Accountability Office conducted a thorough review of the program. The GAO's report, released Aug. 14, says that USCIS needs to do a better job assessing the risks of fraud and reporting the actual economic benefits of the investments. Among the abuses the GAO raised were a case where a new enterprise told employees simply to sit in an office during business hours and another where funds were solicited to build a new hotel without any intention of doing so. With the future of the program hanging in the balance, pro-development heavy hitters such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hilton, Marriott, and Commercial Real Estate Finance Council have been pushing Congress to keep the visa gravy train running.
Singh has his own idea for improving the program. "If you're going to give green cards to the owners of hotels, people who work in hotels should get green cards too.”

US GREEN CARD s : http://DV-US.com


No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Live and Work in the USA!

Live and Work in the USA!
Live and Work in the USA!
There was an error in this gadget

Newest Posts

Labels

Travel (126) United States (73) Politics (62) News (59) Obama (54) Lifestyle - Entertainment (45) Barack Obama (44) Immigration (41) Business (33) Election (31) Internet (22) Immigration - GreenCard (20) immigration reform (17) Finance (16) New York City (15) apple (15) Hugh Hefner (14) white house (14) Fun (13) New York (13) Illegal Immigration (11) greencard (11) illegal immigrants (11) CNN (9) California (9) Jobs (9) Miami (9) iphone (9) Green Card (8) Law (8) Los Angeles (8) Permanent residence (United States) (8) Playboy (8) Press Release (8) Real Estate (8) Arnold Schwarzenegger (7) DREAM Act (7) Florida (7) Irregular immigration (7) Marco Rubio (7) President (7) Republican (7) Sport (7) United States Department of Homeland Security (7) Video (7) ipad (7) Blog - Make Money (6) Christmas (6) Crystal Harris (6) Diversity Immigrant Visa (6) Greencard winners (6) Immigration-reform (6) NYC (6) Republicans (6) United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (6) BarackObama (5) Democratic National Convention (5) Empfohlenen Post (5) Facebook (5) Hotels (5) Illegal alien (5) Maria Shriver (5) USCIS (5) Washington (5) disney (5) new year (5) Associated Press (4) Green card results (4) Happy Thanksgiving (4) Hollywood (4) Huffingtonpost (4) Independence Day (4) Jennifer Lopez (4) John McCain (4) Kim Kardashian (4) Mitt Romney (4) Rio de Janeiro (4) Steve Jobs (4) Super Bowl (4) Travel and Tourism (4) USA (4) United States Department of State (4) immigration reform Obama (4) speech (4) Airports (3) American Airlines (3) Beach (3) Brazil (3) Carnival (3) Citizenship (3) Deportation (3) EB-5 (3) EB-5 visa (3) Fantasyland (3) Fitness (3) Grammy Award (3) IOS (3) Immigrants (3) Investment (3) John Boehner (3) Las Vegas (3) Madonna (3) Magic Kingdom (3) Michelle Obama (3) Migration Policy Institute (3) New Jersey (3) Orlando (3) Race and ethnicity in the United States Census (3) Senate (3) TMZ (3) Travel USA (3) United States Congress (3) Verizon (3) Visa (3) Walt Disney World Resort (3) Whitney Houston (3) marriage (3) 2011 (2) 2012 (2) 2013 (2) 4th of July (2) Academy Award (2) Arizona (2) Awards (2) Bahamas (2) Beaches (2) Best of USA (2) Beverly Hilton Hotel (2) Bikini (2) Bill Clinton (2) Budget Travel (2) CBS (2) Caribbean (2) Chicago (2) Christmas 2010 (2) Chuck Schumer (2) Citizenship in the United States (2) Clinton (2) Congress (2) DV-2016 (2) Democratic (2) Democratic Party (United States) (2) Disney World (2) Eastern Time Zone (2) GLORIA GOBBLER (2) Gay (2) Gianni Versace (2) Gloria Gaynor (2) Gobbler (2) Golden Globe Award (2) Grammy (2) Greencard Lottery (2) Heidi Klum (2) History (2) Hong Kong (2) Hot Mamas (2) Hotel (2) Houston (2) I will survive (2) IMMIGRATION NEWS (2) IPod (2) Immigration law (2) Immigration to the United States (2) Janet Napolitano (2) JetBlue (2) July (2) Kris Humphries (2) Las Vegas Nevada (2) Lindsay Lohan (2) Manhattan (2) Mark Zuckerberg (2) McDonalds (2) Mexico (2) Miami Beach (2) Michael Bloomberg (2) New York Times (2) NewYork (2) Obama Administration (2) Oktoberfest (2) Oscars (2) Paparazzi Photo (2) Path To Citizenship (2) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2) Permanent residency (2) Playboy Mansion (2) Qantas (2) Recreation (2) STEM fields (2) San Francisco (2) Schwarzenegger Nanny (2) Secure Communities (2) Sports (2) Starbucks (2) Startup Act 2.0 (2) Statue of Liberty (2) Supreme Court (2) TURKEY SONG (2) Time Square (2) Tina Fey (2) Travel Deals (2) Twitter (2) U.S. (2) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2) United State (2) United States Senate (2) United States Supreme Court (2) Versace (2) Wall Street Journal (2) Walt Disney Company (2) Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (2) Walt Disney World (2) World (2) YouTube (2) android (2) first lady (2) google (2) green-card (2) immigrationreform (2) munich (2) new years eve (2) passport (2) same-sex marriage (2) vote (2) $ 100.- (1) $1 million (1) $12 Million (1) $125million (1) $500 (1) 'Columbo' (1) 'trusted travel' (1) (VIDEO) (1) - The world's best airline for 2016 (1) .gov (1) 000 - Fortune Magazine US Green Card (1) 000 Green Cards Are Now Up For Grabs In A Lottery | The Daily Caller (1) 000 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations (1) 000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class (1) 000 annually (1) 000 lucky winners are chosen. We speak with Abdi Iftin (1) 000 of them are Employment-Based (1) 000 so can't pay debts (1) 000 to $1 million (1) 10 Interview Tips for Green Card (1) 100 Dollar Bills Free (1) 100 great things about America (1) 10Best: Fourth of July fireworks around the USA (1) 10Best: German Christmas markets in U.S. cities (1) 12 Reasons Germany's 'Romantic Road' Is The Ultimate European Road Trip (1) 2013 Super Bowl (1) 2014 Commercials Go 'Cute' (VIDEOS) (1) 2016 2015 Green Card Lottery DV2016 (Diversity Immigrant Visa Program) Results Announced! Winner List ! (1) 2016 Green Card Lottery (Diversity Immigrant Visa Program) Results Announced! (1) 2016 Summer Olympics (1) 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today - Green Card (1) 22 Photos That Prove Florida Is Paradise (1) 23 Companies That Will Help You Travel The World For Free (And Maybe Even Pay You To Do It) (1) 2nd pass passport (1) 31 Of The Most Exotic Pools On Earth… Except #10 Which Is Horrifying. (1) 3D Touch (1) 4 of Germany's Best Christmas Markets on Points & Miles (1) 4G (1) 4th Of July Trivia Facts 2015: 15 Fun Things To Know About Independence Day (1) 4th july (1) 4th of july (1) 55 (1) 747-8 (1) 86th Academy Awards (1) A look into the long road of US citizenship (1) AMR Corporation (1) ART BASEL MIAMI PREVIEW: TOP 10 PLACES TO CHECK OUT (1) Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (1) Academy Awards (1) According To Dr. Beach - List 2016 (1) Adele (1) Advertising (1) Africa (1) Air France (1) Air New Zealand (1) Air Travel : Airlines shrink carry-on bag size (1) Airbus A380 (1) Airline (1) Airline Fees (1) Airlines Changing Restrictions For Carry-On Luggage (1) Alessandra Mendes (1) Alexandria Virginia (1) All USA travel needs ESTA How to pay no more than $14 fee (1) Amazing Photos Of New Year's Celebrations Around The World (1) America's Best Boardwalks (1) America's Best Outdoor Movie Theaters (1) America's Best Places to Live (1) American Hustle (1) Amsterdam (1) Amusement park (1) Amy Winehouse (1) An app to book a private jet ... for less Blackjet allows you to buy a seat in a small luxury plane similarly priced to a first class ticket. (1) Anna Karenina (1) Anna Sophia Berglund (1) Anne Hathaway (1) Apple II (1) Apple Pencil (1) Apple Push Notification Service (1) Apple TV Siri (1) Apple USA (1) Apple Watch and ApplePay (1) Apple store nyc (1) Apple watch (1) Are World Cup Champions With 1-0 Extra Time Win Over Argentina (1) Arizona SB 1070 (1) Arnold (1) Arnold Schwarzenegger s Mistress (1) Arnolds son (1) Around The World in Under 5 minutes (1) Arquitectonica (1) Art Deco (1) Arts (1) Assange (1) Astor Hotel (1) Atandt (1) Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport Secrets (1) Atlantic City (1) Atlantic City New Jersey (1) Att (1) Austin Texas (1) B1 B2 Visa - for travellers (1) BBC (1) Bangladesh (1) Barack (1) Barack Obama 2013 (1) Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech (1) Bargains (1) Bavaria (1) Bayonet (1) Bayside Marketplace (1) Be Our Guest Restaurant (1) Beach Destinations (1) Beaches and Islands (1) Beauty (1) Becoming a US citizen has benefits (1) Beer (1) Begging the question (1) Benjamin Franklin (1) Berkowitz (1) Best Buy (1) Best Christmas Displays Shows in South Florida Listing Holidays Videos (1) Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New York City (1) Best fireworks (1) Big Apple (1) Big Apple Pizza (1) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1) BillClinton (1) Bin Laden (1) Biography (1) Black Eyed Peas (1) Black Friday (1) Blackphone (1) Bo Obama (1) Bo dog (1) Boardwalk Hall (1) Boardwalks (1) Bodyguard (1) Boeing (1) Both sides of the US Green Card lottery - Winners (1) Brahma (1) Brentwood (1) Brentwood California (1) British Airways (1) Brooklyn (1) Budweiser (1) Buffet (1) Business Insider : 8 Ways To Look Like A Millionaire (1) Business class (1) Cadbury (1) Calif (1) California State Senate (1) California Supreme Court (1) Camp David (1) Canada (1) Cannes 2011 (1) Cannes Advertising Award (1) Cannes-France (1) Canton Tower (1) Cape Town (1) Capitol Hill (1) Carry On Luggage (1) Carry-On Bag (1) Casa Casuarina (1) Casa Casuarina. Versace Mansion (1) Cash for passports: How much it costs to buy a visa (1) Castro (1) Cathay (1) Cathay Pacific (1) Cecilia Muñoz (1) Cee Lo Green (1) Celebrating Independence Day in Vegas (1) Celebrities Homes (1) Celebrity (1) Celebrity Houses (1) Central Park (1) Charlotte North Carolina (1) Chicago Mayor (1) Children and Youth (1) China (1) Chinese Cash Floods US Housing Market (1) Chris Brown (1) Chris Tucker (1) Christmas 2013 (1) Christmas and holiday season (1) Christmas in Washington (1) Christoph Waltz (1) Christopher Bentley (1) Citizens (1) City University of New York (1) Clark Howard (1) Cocaine (1) Coffee (1) Coffeehouse (1) Colin Powell (1) Color (1) Commander-in-chief (1) Commercials (1) Congressional Hispanic Caucus (1) Connie Britton (1) Coral reef (1) Cornell Law School (1) Corrections Corporation Of America (1) Coupons (1) Cover girl (1) Credit card (1) Crossroads of the World (1) Cuba (1) Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations (1) Cyber Monday (1) Cycling (1) DV Green Card Lottery (1) DV Lottery (1) DV-2013 (1) DV-2014 (1) DVD (1) Dadeland Station (1) Dateline Greencard Lottery 2016 (1) David Beckham (1) David Letterman (1) Deals (1) Debate over shutdown End US visa waiver program in US Congress - Legislators seek to tighten security of visa waiver program amid threats in Europe (1) Defense of Marriage Act (1) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (1) Delta Air Lines (1) Democratic Party (1) Depardieu (1) Diana Princess of Wales (1) Didn’t Pay Your Taxes? You Could Lose Your Passport (1) Dinning (1) Disney Orlando Christmas Party 2016 Video - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party FULL HD Parade 2016! (1) Disney Raises Annual Pass Prices at Walt Disney World and Disneyland (1) Disney announces opening dates for ‘Avatar (1) Disney parks adding 'Star Wars'-themed lands (1) Disney's Animal Kingdom (1) Diversity Visa Lottery 2011 (DV-2011) Results (1) Divorce (1) Domain-Name Registration (1) Dominican Republic (1) Donald Trump for White House ? It's all about Trump at raucous Republican debate - Video (1) Donald Trump plans to make getting a green card very (1) Donatella (1) Dove (1) Downtown Miami (1) Dr Beach (1) Dr. Beach (1) Dr. Phil (1) Dr. Stephen Leatherman (1) Draft bill would boost H-1B worker pay for big visa users (1) Drake (1) Dreamers (1) Dumbo (1) Dumbo the Flying Elephant (1) EB-5 News (1) EB-5 VISA INVESTORS : Chinese investors finance turnpike link in exchange for green cards (1) EB-5 extended through mid-December (1) EB5 (1) ESTA (1) Eiffel Tower (1) Electoral College (1) Electronic (1) Electronic System for Travel Authorization (1) Ellis Island (1) Empire State Building (1) Employment (1) England (1) English language (1) Entrepreneur (1) Eric Schmidt (1) Ethnicity (1) Etta James (1) Europe (1) Even If You're Not (1) Everything You Need To Know About The Newest Apple Products iPad Pro 12.9 (1) FREE Download The Interview : Oops: people are downloading and keeping Sony's rental for The Interview (1) Fake Apple Store China (1) Famous Homes (1) Fashion (1) Fast Pasport scanner (1) Fast Visa (1) Fast-Track Green Card Program Swells With New Interest (1) Federal Bureau of Investigation (1) Federal Reserve System (1) Fees (1) Fergie (1) Ferry Service (1) Filing Cost and Processing Time (1) Film (1) Fireworks (1) FlatRate (1) Flipping (1) Florida Keys (1) Food News (1) For Many New US Citizens This Year (1) Forbes Names Miami As America's Happiest City To Work In (1) Forbes’ Top 25 Places To Retire In The U.S. In 2016 (1) Foreclosure (1) Foreign direct investment (1) Fort Pierce Florida (1) Fort Point San Francisco (1) Fox (1) France (1) Frank Ocean (1) Free coffee (1) Frequent-flyer program (1) Friday (1) Frontier Foundation (1) Ft. Lauderdale Airport (1) Full Video (1) Fun : Obama Has Perfect Reaction To Woman's Jealous Boyfriend - Video (1) Funny Commercials (1) GALLUP (1) GOBBLE (1) GOP (1) GREEN CARD BY MARRIAGE (1) GREEN CARD LOTTERY (1) GREEN CARD LOTTERY DV-2017: DRAWING IN MAY (1) GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS (1) GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS STATISTICS DV-2015 (1) GREENCARD Year 2014 (1) Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC (1) Gate agent (1) GeeksPhone (1) Gemütlichkeit (1) General Educational Development (1) George Clooney and Elisabetta (1) Germany (1) Getting a Green Card is Possible Even Without Immigration Reform (1) Getting a Green Card through Sponsored Employment - work in America (1) Ghana (1) Giwar Hajabi -- aka Xatar (1) Glee (1) GoDaddy (1) Golden Gate (1) Golden Gate Bridge (1) Golden Gate Ferry (1) Golden Globe (1) Google Images (1) Google Maps Helicopter View (1) Google glass (1) Googled Super Bowl (1) Government (1) Grammy Winners List 2014 (1) Graphics (1) Great Comet (1) Great Recession (1) Green Card - Permanent Residence in the United States (1) Green Card Invest in Real Estate (1) Green Card Through A Family Member GREEN CARD - FAMILY BASED APPLICATIONS (1) Green-Card Lottery (1) Greencard Lotterie (1) Greencard USA (1) Greencard online replacement (1) Guy Oseary (1) Gérard Depardieu (1) H-1B and the EB-2 (1) H-1B visa (1) H-1B visas by as much as 800 (1) H1B VISA PROGRAM - Information and Learning Center (1) H1B Visa 2015 - Dates (1) H1B Visa 2016 (1) H1B Visa Sponsorship - Top USA City and State Ranking (1) Hacker group (1) Hail to the Chief (1) Halftime Slip Love (1) Happy Thanksgiving Gloria Gaynor or Gobbler I will survive (1) Happy Thanksgiving Gloria Gaynor or Gobbler I will survive - Video- (1) Hard Rock Hotel Casino (1) Hart (1) Hawaii (1) Heading To Auction (1) Health (1) Health Care Reform (1) Health Department (1) Health insurance (1) Health insurance exchange (1) Hermes (1) Hickam Air Force Base (1) High Line park (1) Highlights From The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (PHOTOS) (1) Hillary Clinton (1) Hillary Clinton Backs Obama's Immigration Reform (1) Hillary Clinton Praises Angela Merkel As Europe's 'Greatest Leader' (1) Hillary Rodham Clinton (1) Hispanic and Latino (1) Holidays (1) Hollywood Foreign Press Association (1) Hollywood Sign (1) Hollywoodland (1) Honolulu (1) Hot Bodies (1) Hotel Review (1) House (TV series) (1) How does the US presidential election work- US election 2016: All you need to know (1) How immigration reform died - Obama (1) How to Become a USA Citizen (1) How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage (1) Howard Stern (1) Howard Stern Show (1) Huffington Post" (1) Huffingtonpost: The Oscars - Hollywood - Academy Awards - Oscar - The official 2014 - 86rd Academy Awards CNN (1) Hugh Jackman (1) I Survived (1) I Will Always Love You (1) ICloud (1) IDevice (1) IPod Touch (1) Ibiza (1) Immigrants tax (1) Immigration Support (1) Immigration and Emigration (1) Immigration in 75 seconds - CNN (1) Inauguration (1) Information - (1) Internal Revenue Service (1) Interscope (1) Interscope Records (1) Investor (1) Investor Visa (1) Investor Visa Rich Buy Passports (1) Ireland (1) Island (1) Islands (1) It may get harder for rich Chinese to buy green cards (1) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1) James Brown (1) Jay Leno (1) Jeff Flake (1) Jennifer Hudson (1) Jennifer Lawrence (1) Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony SPLIT (1) Joe Biden (1) John F. Kennedy International Airport (1) John Roberts (1) Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (1) Juice (1) Julian Castro (1) July 1 (1) July 4th (1) Just Dance 3 (1) Justin Bieber (1) Jürgen Klinsmann (1) Kamo River (1) Katy Perry (1) Katy Perry's Outrageous Super Bowl Halftime Show Includes Missy Elliott Throwback (1) Kendall Jenner (1) Kevin Durant (1) Khalil (1) Khloé Kardashian (1) King Momo (1) Kitts (1) Kourtney Kardashian (1) Kourtney and Khloe) checked in to open their Dash store Collins Ave. (1) LA Times: Editorial For sale: U.S. citizenship (1) LMFAO (1) Lady Gaga (1) Las Vegas buffet (1) Latest News (1) Latino (1) Lawsuit (1) LeBron James (1) Lenny Kravitz Video (1) Leonardo DiCaprio (1) Liberty Bell (1) LinkedIn (1) List of tallest buildings in the world (1) Live Nation (1) Live TV (1) Live- Photos (1) Lodging (1) Los Angeles & Miami (1) Los Angeles County California (1) Los Angeles Police Department (1) Los Angeles schools close their doors to immigration agents (1) Lost Luggage (1) Lufthansa (1) Luggage (1) M.I.A. (1) MIAMI ART BASEL 2014 - FREE ENTRANCE - CHEAP TICKETS - (1) MSNBC (1) MacBook (1) Male Model (1) Malibu Beach (1) Malls (1) Man Eats Nutella (1) Marc Anthony (1) MarcoRubio (1) Maria (1) Marilyn Monroe (1) Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (1) Mark Zuckerberg shows off his ‘modest’ office desk at the new Facebook headquarters [video] (1) MarketWatch (1) Marriage Visa (1) Martin Luther King (1) Maui (1) Mayor (1) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (1) McDonald’s newest feature: all-you-can-eat french fries. (1) Mediterranean (1) Mediterranean Sea (1) Memorial Day (1) Memorial Day Deals (1) Miami Airport MIA : (1) Miami Heat (1) Miami News (1) Miami Real Estate (1) Miami Worldcenter (1) Miami's 10 Best Restaurants for Outdoor and Terrace Dining (1) Michael Bennet (1) Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (1) Microsoft (1) Middle East (1) Midtown West (1) Milan (1) Mildred Patricia Baena (1) Military Recruitment (1) Military service (1) Millionaire (1) Miss America (1) Mitch McConnell (1) Mitochondrial DNA (1) Mobile World Congress (1) More Than 100 Million Worldwide Dream of a Life in the U.S. (1) More than 8 million would-be American citizens enter the Green Card Lottery every year (1) Mother's Day (1) Mothersday (1) Movie (1) Music (1) NBA (1) NBA Finals (1) NBC (1) NEW YEAR'S EVE 2015 Party s Events Miami Beach South Beach Florida (1) NEW YORK | The last stretch of New York's High Line opened Sunday (1) NEWS AROUND THE GREEN CARD LOTTERY - Current status of the GreenCard Lotteries -DV-2015 (1) NFL (1) NYC Drop ball (1) Nancy Pelosi (1) Nanny Child Pictures (1) Napolitano Dream Act (1) Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest (1) National Basketball Association (1) National Council of La Raza (1) National Security Agency (1) Natural-born-citizen clause of the U.S. Constitution (1) Naturalization Act of 1790 (1) Navy (1) New Cruise Ships for 2011 (1) New Look (1) New White House Proposals Would Bypass Congress On Immigration Reform (1) New Year Eve (1) New Year's Eve (1) New Year's Eve 2017 Party Guide: The Best Places to Dance in New York City (1) New Year's Eve Parties Miami & Miami Beach Video Infos (1) New Year's Eve parties in New York (1) New York City Guide (1) New York's Empire State highlights endangered animals (1) New Yorkers primed for 'Manhattanhenge' (1) New citizenship form is 10 pages longer - N-400 form (1) New in Miami: Hotels as hot as its beaches - Miami newest hip Hotels (1) Nigeria (1) Nissan (1) Nissan Motors (1) Not in 2014 (1) Now is a good time to book that European vacation (1) Nude beach (1) Nudism (1) Nutella (1) Nutella Jar (1) OBAMA ADMINISTRATION JUST GAVE AWAY A MILLION MORE ‘GREEN CARDS’ (1) OCEANDRIVE (1) OSCARS 2014 (1) Obama Hawaii (1) Obama inauguration (1) Obama may increase Green Cards (1) Obama reelected (1) Obama’s promised to act on his own on immigration. Here’s his plan. (1) Observation deck (1) October (1) October 2011 (1) Ohio (1) Oklahoma City Thunder (1) Old Spice Ad (1) Oman (1) One World Trade Center (1) Operation AntiSec (1) Oprah Winfrey (1) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1) Oscar (1) Oscars 2015: "Birdman" wins best picture (1) Over 4.5 Million Are Waiting for Green Cards—Over 100 (1) Palms Casino (1) Paperwork Reduction Act (1) Password (1) Password Recovery (1) Patrick Leahy Dream Act (1) Paul Oakenfold (1) Paul Stanley (1) Pentagon picks new Air Force One plane (1) People (1) Perez Hilton (1) Permanent residence (1) Personal digital assistant (1) PetSmart (1) Peter Falk (1) Peter Loftin (1) Phil Zimmermann (1) Photograph (1) Pizza (1) Places (1) Playboy Mansion hits real estate market with $200 million price tag (1) Playboy jet (1) Politico (1) Politics News (1) Pool Parties (1) Pot farms in California forest raided (1) Pound (mass) (1) Powell (1) Practice of law (1) Premium Processing Service (1) Premium economy (1) President Obama Immigration Action (HD) FULL Speech. Barack Obama Lays Out Immigration Plan (1) President Obama made a BuzzFeed video: Obama with a selfie stick :) (1) President Obama's 2014 Hawaii Vacation - Pictures - Updates - Follow ups (1) President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address - Movie - Video - State of the Union 2015: Full transcript (1) Presidential Powers (1) Presidential memorandum: streamlining the U.S. immigrant visa system (1) Prison (1) Privacy (1) Private island (1) Private prison (1) Project Runway (1) Pursuing U.S. Citizenship (1) Queen Elizabeth II (1) Queen Latifah (1) Racial profiling (1) Rahm Emanuel (1) RealtyTrac (1) Recording contract (1) Regional airline (1) Rentals (1) Requirement (1) Restaurants (1) Reuters (1) Richard Avedon (1) Richard Simmons (1) Rio (1) Rio Carnival (1) Rio De Janeiro Carnival' 2014 (1) Rio De Janeiro Carnival's Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Party Season (PHOTOS) (1) Ronald Cohen (1) Ronald Reagan (1) Rose Gold (1) Royal Wedding (1) Rubio: Immigration Reform Unlikely Under Obama (1) Russia (1) Russian nationality law (1) SAME-SEX MARRIAGE NOW THE LAW IN USA (1) STATISTICS DV-2014 (1) Safety (1) Saint Kitts and Nevis (1) Samba (1) Sambadrome (1) San Antonio (1) San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (1) San Diego (1) San Francisco City Hall (1) Santa (1) Santa Claus (1) Santa Monica (1) Santa Monica California (1) Sarah Jessica Parker Tweets 'News' -- Could Be 'Sex and the City 3' (1) Sasha (1) Scott Van Duzer (1) Screen Actors Guild Award (1) Sea breeze (1) SeaWorld (1) SeaWorld to STOP killer whale shows following backlash over the animals’ treatment (1) Seal (1) Seattle (1) Secret beaches of North America (1) Security (1) Seven ways to get Green Card for International Students (1) Sex (1) Shareware (1) Sherwin-Williams (1) Shirt (1) Silent Circle (1) Singapore Airlines (1) Single-family detached home (1) Siri (1) Sirius XM Radio (1) Smoothie (1) Social Network For Immigrants (1) Social Security Administration (1) Somali Refugee: Winning U.S. Green Card Lottery Was 'A Dream’ (1) Sonia Sotomayor (1) South Beach (1) Southern California (1) Specialty Travel (1) Spirit Airlines (1) Spring break (1) Sprint (1) Stander (1) Startup Visa (1) State Department (1) State Of The Union 2014 (1) State of the Union address (1) Staten Island (1) States (1) Statue Lady Liberty (1) Statue of Liberty National Monument (1) Storybook Circus (1) Strangest Travel Jobs In The World (1) Strauss-Kahn (1) Students (1) Sunshine State (1) Super Bowl Ads Preview: From Muppets To Puppies (1) Supreme Court of the United States (1) Susan Ritchie Bolton (1) Suspected Illegal Immigrants Run to Shore in Middle of Model's Photo Shoot - Miami Beach - Video (1) Swing state (1) THE 15 BEST SKYLINES IN THE UNITED STATES [HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS] (1) THE 2015 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS LIVE BLOG PRESENTERS OPRAH TINA FEY (1) THE TEN BEST OKTOBERFEST 2015 EVENTS IN MIAMI (1) TRUST Act (1) TSA (1) Tax cuts (1) Taxicabs of New York City (1) Tecca (1) Ted Williams: Homeless Man With Radio Voice Getting Job Offers (1) Television (1) Temporary visas to green cards: How Obama's new immigration plan impacts tech industry (1) Tent (1) Texas (1) Thanksgiving (1) Thanksgiving dinner (1) The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents (1) The 13 LEAST Wearable Swimsuits From Miami Swim Week 2015 (1) The 2014 Rio de Janeiro Queen of Carnival has officially been selected (1) The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world . The New Yorker Magazine (1) The Daily Telegraph (1) The H-1B lottery: Reasons to play and the rules of the game - how it works (1) The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure (1) The New York Times (1) The Residence - A380 - Etihad Airways - The Worlds most luxurious Living Space in the Air (1) The Top 25 Best Cities In The World According To Travelers. I Bet You Can't Guess #1! - Trip Advisor (1) The Ultimate Walt Disney World 2014 Planner - USA Orlando Florida (1) The Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City (1) The iPhone 6 (1) The safest — and least safe — airlines in the world (1) This Caribbean island makes 25% of its money selling visas (1) This Is THE Best Beach In America (1) This New 4D Batman Theme Park Ride Looks Like a Giant Nope-Coaster Six Flags Batman 4d (1) This is the U.S. dollar's fastest rise in 40 years - The Dollar is HOT (1) Thomas Kramer (1) Tiger Woods (1) Tim Cook (1) Time Lapse (1) Time Warner Cable Arena (1) Time Warner Center (1) Time-lapse (1) Times Square Ball (1) Tips (1) Top 40 (1) Top 7 Immigration Tips for Steering Clear of Pain (1) Travel Toiletries Kit (1) Travel alert (1) Travelogues (1) TripAdvisor users rank America's best burger restaurants (1) Turkish Airlines (1) Twelve Days of Christmas (1) U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (1) U.S. Citizenship (1) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (1) U.S. Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP). (1) U.S. Green Card (1) U.S. Proposes Immigration Rules To Help High-Skilled Workers (1) U.S. tightens visa waiver program in response to Paris terror attacks (1) US Customs and Border Protection (1) US GREEN CARD : Legal Immigration for Wealthy Up 700 Percent Under Obama (1) US Government launches website that helps illegal immigrants apply for ‘deferred action’ (1) US GreencardRegister (1) US Immigration and Visa Terms Explained ---- H1B Visa - H1B Jobs - Work in America - USA Work Permit - Green Card - H1 Visa - US Work Visa - Imm (1) US economy: Citizenship for sale - EB-5 visas EB-5 Visas - Miami - Cuba - (1) US government (1) US immigration fees set to rise (1) US-Mexico (1) USA GREEN CARD : Zuckerberg donates $5M to scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants (1) USA GREENCARD FOR SALE - EB-5 Program - a government immigration program - U.S. citizenship for $500 (1) USA Miami Beach : The Villa by Barton G. Reopens at Versace Mansion - The Kardashian clan (sisters Kim (1) USA Montecito (1) USA REAL ESTATE : Miami Top Market as Foreign Buyers Invest a Record-Setting $92 Billion in US Housing (1) USA UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO : Harry Potter's new theme park overview News (1) USA checkpoint (1) USA: Top 10 Beaches (1) USCIS Announces Changes to ELIS Immigrant Visa Fee Payment Procedures (1) USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap (1) USCIS Will Naturalize Nearly 9 (1) USTREAM (1) Ultimate 2014 Disney World Christmas Guide (1) Undocumented students in the United States (1) Unemployment (1) United Airlines (1) United States Department of Justice (1) United States Department of Labor (1) United States Domestic Policy Council (1) United States House of Representatives (1) United States National Cemetery (1) United States Navy (1) United States federal courts (1) United States federal judge (1) United States one hundred-dollar bill (1) Universal Studios (1) University of Central Florida (1) User Groups (1) VISA BULLETIN 02-2015 (1) Valentine (1) Valentine's Day (1) Valentins Day (1) Venture Capital (1) Vermont (1) Versace Mansion: 20 Amazing Facts About Gianni Versace's Casa Casuarina (1) Victoria Justice (1) Video: 8-minute Spanish-language film delivers range of emotions highlighting green card lottery system (1) Video: iPhone 6 (1) Virgin Airlines (1) Visa Applicants (1) Visa Express: Foreign Investors Buy a Chunk of San Francisco — and Their Green Card (1) Visa Waiver Program (1) Visual effects (1) Vladimir Putin (1) Voting is a Priority (1) WASHINGTON - U.S (1) WINNER STATISTICS (1) WINNERS (1) WWDC (1) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1) Walt Disney World Travel Guide (1) Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (1) Want A U.S. Green Card? Bring $500K To The Border (1) Washington D.C. (1) Washington D.C.How many illegal immigrants live in the United States and where do they come from (1) Washington D.C (1) Washington Post : Why a U.S. immigrant investor program is being maxed out by Chinese applicants (1) Watch The 2015 Super Bowl Commercials And Vote For Your Fave - All Videos! (1) Wedding (1) West Virginia (1) What It’s like to Fly the $23 (1) What are the world's best airlines? (1) What to Do on New Year's Eve in New York (1) Where is the cheapest place to buy citizenship? (1) Which are the world's top 10 hotel brands? (1) White House Christmas tree (1) Whole Nutella Jar (1) William Levy (1) William and Kate (1) Windows (1) Winning U.S. Green Card Lottery Was 'A Dream’ - Video GreenCard Winner Huffington Post - Interview (1) Woman whose immigration journey was chronicled in The Star gets green card (1) Work (1) World Heritage Site (1) World Trade Center (1) World's Tallest Water Slide (1) World's only JetPack flies in New York - Liberty Movie (1) Xatar (1) Xmas (1) Yahoo Finance (1) Year 2012 (1) Year 2014 (1) Zsa Zsa Gabor (1) Zurich (1) a New $2 Billion Development Coming in 2015 (1) ad (1) and Ellis Island (1) announced (1) apps (1) arrested (1) avoiding flight delays (1) bankruptcy (1) bathtube (1) best (1) best airline (1) best value destinations (1) beyonce (1) birthday obama (1) body-scanning (1) budget (1) but only 50 (1) car race (1) carnival rio de janeiro 2011 (1) carry-on baggage fees (1) celebration (1) claims he's burned $90m fortune down to $300 (1) code (1) completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations (1) cool (1) cougar (1) cruise (1) dead (1) dinning nyc (1) disneworld (1) disneyland (1) drbeach.org (1) eBay (1) emir state building (1) features and news (1) fingerprinting (1) flight (1) for travellers from the 38 countries participating in the (1) foreign passport (1) forward (1) free upgrade (1) gay greencard (1) german rapper (1) goolge+ (1) green cards (1) greencard lottery new (1) greencard numbers (1) gym (1) hottest new hotels 2014 (1) iOS 9 Software Update Failed Error Plagues Release (1) iOS 9 release (1) iOS9 Apple iphone ipad (1) iPad HD (1) iPad mini 4 (1) iPhone 5S and iphone 5C (1) iPhone 6 plus : Apple unveils two new iPhones (1) iPhone 6S (1) iPhone 6S Plus (1) id (1) immigration bill (1) immigration debate (1) immigration statistics (1) interview for green card (1) investor green cards (1) ipad 2 (1) ipad 4 (1) ipad mini (1) iphone 4 (1) iphone 5 (1) jail (1) joining with developers to take advantage of a federal program that fast-tracks them for ... (1) keynote speech (1) killer whale (1) legal status (1) mac mini (1) movie stars (1) naked (1) naked beach (1) new 100 $ bill (1) new 100 bill (1) new macs (1) new taxi new yorkcity (1) new year fireworks (1) obama lifted (1) obama wins (1) overstayed visa (1) plane (1) platform (1) program (1) promition (1) reopen (1) reopen embassies (1) report (1) results (1) samsung (1) sell green cards (1) sell green-card (1) selling greencard (1) smartphone (1) soccer (1) son Christopher (1) t (1) taxes (1) the oscars 2013 (1) the oscars. Oscars (1) the wealthy are hoping for green cards (1) theme parks (1) top 10 U.S. beaches (1) top world cities (1) tourists and short term business (1) tower (1) vacation (1) verizon iphone (1) very difficult (1) visa faq (1) washington dc (1) watch online (1) whitehouse (1) who was one of the lucky few. (1) workout (1) world travel (1) worldwide (1) ’ ‘Star Wars’ lands; new fireworks show World Disney World Orlando (1)