USCIS RFEs Targeting EB-5 Transfer Payments from Vietnam and China

While hawala third party money transfers are used broadly by EB-5 investors throughout the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, USCIS RFEs are singling out Vietnam and China investors with onerous demands for proof of third party funds.

Jose E. Latour Sep 18, 2018

LatourLaw Vietnam Launches Grenada CBI Passport/E-2 Treaty Trader/Managed Franchise Package

Latourlaw is proud to offer the first comprehensive turnkey solution for Vietnamese investors looking to relocated to the U.S. with their family in less than one year.

Jose E. Latour Sep 14, 2018

EB-5 Regional Center Program Heads for Extension

No progress for China EB-5 delays but Good News for Direct EB-5 Investors from Vietnam

Jose E. Latour Sep 14, 2018

Realtors Are Doing the EB-5 Dirty Work for South Florida Projects

For decades, unscrupulous EB-5 projects and Regional Centers have blamed their inability to control foreign agents defrauding investors. Now they have convenient partners right in the U.S....local real estate agents!

Jose E. Latour Sep 07, 2018

The Great EB-5 “Expedited Processing” Debate: The Issue of "False Inducement"

USCIS has apparently approved one or more EB-5 projects with a promise to process I-526s in a matter of weeks, diverting from regulatory "expedited processing" standards. Projects must wield this privilege ethically when marketing abroad.

Jose E. Latour Sep 05, 2018

SEC Charges Florida Regional Center Stole $43.9 Million from EB-5 Investors

Already facing criminal charges, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has now charged Florida developer Robert Walsh and the South Atlantic Regional Center with EB-5 fraud.

Jose E. Latour Aug 17, 2018

Five AVS I-526s Approved in One Week - No RFEs!

The USCIS approved 5 AVS EB-5 Petitions from 2 Projects so far this month.

Jose E. Latour Aug 16, 2018

Looking Ahead at EB-5 2019: Suzanne's Big Picture Observations

Suzanne Lazicki of Lucid Professional Writing is EB-5's most respected independent authority and commentator on investor visas. Here's a summary of her takeaway from last weeks industry forum.

Jose E. Latour Jul 31, 2018

Lawsuit To Challenge EB-5 Cap Interpretation

In 1990, Congress made it clear when it created the EB-5 visa that they wanted 10,000 INVESTORS per year, and that family members were not to be included in that number. Now a prominent immigration litigator is taking the US government to court to prove it.

Jose E. Latour Jul 30, 2018

Why the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Resigned: A Story of Integrity

Ambassador Ted Osius resigned his post in Vietnam earlier this year in response to policy changes by the Trump Administration. Here, he explains why.

Jose E. Latour Jul 14, 2018
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