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Jupiter, Florida, Hotel and Marina Project Approved Under EB-5 Program

The developer of a $150 million hotel and marina project along Jupiter Florida's waterfront has turned to the federal government's EB-5 financing program as a source of funding. The tough economy has made venture capital and bank loans difficult for many development projects. The Jupiter "Harbourside" development received approval from the Department of Homeland Security in September to proceed as an EB-5 Regional Center.

Study: After Ebb, Immigration Begins To Flow Again In U.S.

Immigration to the United States is on the rise, according to a new study released by the Brookings Institution. Immigration to the country fell to its lowest level in decades during the recession. Immigration stopped almost entirely in 2008 when the recession had hit its full swing.

Florida Developer Seeks Marina Funding Through EB-5 Visa Program

A developer that has focused most of his career on high-end condominium and commercial projects is looking to put together a marina complex in Port Charlotte, Florida. The complex will include seven buildings capable of housing 645 boats. A 42,000 square foot clubhouse and office building will be equipped with a rooftop helipad.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Immigration Case

An aspect of Arizona's stand on immigration was the focus of a hearing yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2007 state law severely punishes employers that hire undocumented immigrants. The state law has two parts.

South Florida Woman Indicted For Immigration Scheme

There can be many steps involved in seeking documented immigration status in the United States. From obtaining an employment, fiancé or family visa to obtaining permanent residency and citizenship. As with any important and complicated process, Florida immigration attorneys know that schemes to defraud people of their money can emerge in the realm if immigration.

Justice Department Settles I-9 Compliance Case

The Justice Department recently made an investigation into the I-9 compliance practices of Hoover, Inc. a manufacturer of vacuum and carpet cleaning equipment. The agency found that the manufacturer treated holders of green cards differently than U.S. citizen workers.

EB-5 Visa: Proposed Changes Would Lower Cost in Florida

While the United States economy continues to sputter, the national policy debate over how to create jobs has focused largely on the hiring practices of existing firms. Start-up companies account for a large number of the new jobs that are created each year in the country. Immigrants are nearly 30 percent more likely to start a new company than non-immigrants, according to the Small Business Administration.

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