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Reassuring Words from U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh

Dear AVS Investors and Friends in Vietnam: The Honorable Mark McGovern, Consular Section Chief of the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh, was interviewed last week on Vietnam television and officially confirmed what I’ve been saying since President Trump’s series of immigration orders have triggered conf...

Jose E. Latour Feb 23, 2017

Migration Agents Fraudulently Collecting EB-5 Funds from Investors?

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM AVS: AVS EB-5 has learned from USG sources that online ads marketing AVS EB-5 projects have appeared in foreign online media, posted by parties purporting to represent American Venture Solutions EB-5.  Some of these have been posted by parties with which AVS has never had a relat...

Jose E. Latour Feb 21, 2017

EB-5 Investors: Carefully Research Your Project!

There are few things in life as contemptuous as companies that take advantage of those that trust their money to them, yet throughout human history, we have seen countless creative and inventive ways to funnel large sums of money away from those with good intentions straight into the pocket of those...

Jose E. Latour Feb 21, 2017

Overseas EB-5 “Commissions”: The SEC Elephant in the Room

Over the course of the six years since the USCIS graciously approved American Ventures Solutions as an EB-5 Regional Center, I’ve witnessed competitors raise more EB-5 money in a single trip to China than I can raise in six months of globetrotting.  So why?  Are their EB-5 projects better than mine?...

Jose E. Latour Feb 20, 2017

Most Common Types of Visas

When you are not a citizen of a country, it can feel a bit daunting about how to visit and possibly gain residency. When it comes to traveling into the United States, that daunting feeling is increased and possibly turned into dread. With buzz circulating around the immigration policy, people have b...

Jose E. Latour Feb 17, 2017

Why the EB-5 May Change

One of the best and most streamlined ways to gain residency within the United States is to participate in the EB-5 investor program. For foreign investors, this is the best way to gain access to the great resources and opportunities our country offers. At American Venture Solutions, our EB-5 lawyers...

Jose E. Latour Feb 15, 2017

Tips to Help You if Detained

With everything that has gone on under the new orders of the President of the United States, there is cause for concern when it comes to immigration and the EB-5 investor program. With wanting to make a better life and to earn your way into the United States lawfully and with hard work, it is still ...

Jose E. Latour Feb 10, 2017

FROM JOSE: Inbound U.S. Travelers With Visas: Proceed CAREFULLY

At the time I am writing this, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has "stayed" - which means the order is frozen and not permitted to be enforced -- President Trump's executive order barring the U.S. entry of nationals of several primarily Muslim nations.   Trump's Attorney Gener...

Jose E. Latour Feb 06, 2017

Chaos at the Airport: NOT the Fault of CBP, ICE, or USCIS!

As the headlines pour in from all over the world with stories of the utter chaos, unfairness, and injustice triggered by President Trump's poorly-drafted, foolishly-deployed immigration executive orders, as always it is the "human interest" angle which most captures our hearts and minds.  Seeing the...

Jose E. Latour Jan 31, 2017

URGENT UPDATE to AVS EB-5 Investors Re Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Note: the following post is extracted from an emergency email message sent by AVS EB-5 Managing Director José Latour to all AVS investors in the U.S. and abroad in the hope that it can prevent further family separations resulting from the poorly-thought-out and hastily-executed executive orders chan...

Jose E. Latour Jan 31, 2017
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