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Economic Bridges: Supporting Middle Eastern Migration to the U.S.

The United States has consistently served as a magnet for immigrants in search of fresh prospects, with Middle Easterners notably contributing to this influx.

Tue, May 14, 2024 11:50amGrey Clock 3 min

Historical data illustrate significant demographic growth: from fewer than 200,000 in 1970 to approximately 1.5 million by 2000, according to a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of Census Bureau data.

By 2020, this figure rose to over 3.5 million, representing 1.5% of the population identified as White alone or in combination, as per U.S. Census Bureau findings.

Projections for 2024 suggest that the number of Middle Eastern immigrants, including both documented and undocumented, will continue to exceed earlier estimates, signalling sustained strong growth.

This vibrant community, originating from a region rich in history and culture, enriches the multifaceted demographic fabric of the United States, particularly in states like California, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Florida.

U.S. Immigration Pathways

Among the paths used by Middle Eastern immigrants for gaining permanent residency in the U.S., we name the family-based immigration, which is the most common, allowing U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor relatives.

Employment-based (“EB”) visas such as EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-4 cater to individuals with extraordinary abilities, advanced degrees, or specific valuable skills, including religious workers.

The Diversity Visa Lottery offers up to 50,000 visas annually to people from countries with low immigration rates to the U.S. Those fleeing persecution may seek refuge under asylum or refugee status, while Special Immigrant Visas are designated for certain workers, including those from Iraq and Afghanistan who have assisted the U.S. government.

In the realm of investment and job creation, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program stands out by offering permanent residency to foreign investors who meet specific capital investment and job creation criteria, making it a vital pathway for those looking to engage deeply with the U.S. economy.

Middle Eastern immigrants, with their high educational attainment and strong presence in various entrepreneurial landscapes, are particularly well-suited to leverage the EB-5 program.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: A Gateway to Growth

Introduced in 1990, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has emerged as a significant source of investment for development projects across the United States, attracting billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Managed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), this program is unique as it is the only visa program specifically aimed at stimulating economic growth through job creation.

The program requires foreign investors to invest a minimum of $1.05 million, or $800,000 in areas with Target Employment Area (“TEA”), leading to the creation of at least 10 jobs to qualify for permanent residence in the U.S.

There are 10,000 EB-5 visas available each fiscal year. Investors have the option to invest directly in a job-creating business or through Regional Center approved by USCIS to promote economic growth in designated areas. After initial approval, the investor gains conditional residence for two years. To convert this to permanent residency, the investment must have led to the creation of at least 10 jobs for minimum 2 years.

Promising Outlook for EB-5 Investors

Fiscal Year 2024 is shaping up to be exceptionally favorable for EB-5 investors, with an estimated 22,233 visas available, subject to final adjustments. This increase is largely due to the carryover provisions in the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, allowing unused visas from previous years to accumulate.

Industry experts anticipate a significant boost in visa allocations, providing a unique opportunity for investors, especially those from regions like the Middle East where high educational attainment and entrepreneurial spirit abound.

Regional Centers and Economic Impact

Regional Centers play a crucial role in the EB-5 investment framework. These economic entities, which may be public or private, focus on pooling investor funds for projects that enhance regional productivity, job creation, and capital investment.

Although Regional Center designation by USCIS does not imply government endorsement or risk elimination, it allows investors to benefit from a broader definition of job creation, which includes both indirect and direct job creation metrics.

Therefore, if you’re a Middle Eastern individual looking to explore EB-5 investment opportunities, we are here to offer you an expert guidance and comprehensive support. To learn more about how the EB-5 visa can facilitate your pathway to permanent residency and economic success in the U.S., you only need to reach out to us on this email:



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Tonino Lamborghini recently revealed a new luxury project comprising 241 units in Ras Al Khaimah, developed in partnership with Arista Developments.

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Named the Tonino Lamborghini Residences, this project promises a fresh take on luxury living with its iconic design, cutting-edge amenities, and stunning sea views.

Set on Al Marjan Island, the development is adding 241 high-end units to the area’s real estate offerings, all reflecting the sleek, Italian elegance associated with the Lamborghini name.

These residences are designed to impress, featuring modern architecture that harmonizes with the scenic surroundings and interiors marked by meticulous craftsmanship and top-quality finishes.

Living in this one of the project’s units means access to a range of upscale amenities: a state-of-the-art fitness center, multiple swimming pools, beautifully landscaped gardens, and dedicated areas for children’s play. The complex also offers a business center with a conference room, an outdoor BBQ area, and a chic café, catering to all aspects of high-end living.

Arch. Abdulla Al Abdouli, Chief Executive Officer, Marjan, expressed excitement about the introduction of Tonino Lamborghini Residences to Al Marjan Island, noting the project’s blend of sustainable construction and smart home technologies. This integration, he mentioned, guarantees a luxurious lifestyle equipped with the finest modern amenities, reflecting the exquisite Italian craftsmanship. He is confident that this new venture with Arista Developments will significantly boost the allure of Al Marjan Island as a top lifestyle destination in Ras Al Khaimah for both investors and residents.

Tonino Lamborghini, President of the Tonino Lamborghini brand, said: “We are delighted to be among the pioneers in this remarkable new destination in one of the seven emirates of the UAE. Our heartfelt gratitude and recognition go to H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, for his visionary leadership and foresight, and for embracing innovative strategies to revitalize a region full of potential.”

Mr. Arthur Chu, Chairman of Arista Developments, highlighted the project’s ambition to capture the essence of the Tonino Lamborghini brand in every aspect of its design. He described the development of a prestigious residential tower on Al Marjan Island that will reflect the lifestyle and beauty synonymous with Lamborghini. From the sharp, well-defined lines of the exterior to the elegantly designed interior common areas, every detail is crafted to showcase the brand’s distinctive elegance and sophistication. Chu emphasized that the interior designs, personally crafted by Tonino Lamborghini, aim to fully immerse residents in the Italian brand’s luxurious identity.

The variety in housing options is vast, ranging from one and two-bedroom apartments to duplexes, sea view villas, signature villas, and exclusive penthouses.

The collaboration between Tonino Lamborghini and Arista Developments blends iconic Italian style with expert real estate craftsmanship. This venture marks Lamborghini’s first introduction to Ras Al Khaimah and represents a commitment to setting new standards in luxury and modern living.



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