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ALERT: DHS Proposes 160+% EB-5 Investment Price Increase, TEA Reforms

Prospective EB-5 Investors take note, this is a BIG one: the US Department of Homeland Security has shocked the EB-5 industry by proposing a series of important changes to the EB-5 law which will fundamentally transform the EB-5 landscape if they are adopted (as they are expected to be).   The propo...

Jose E. Latour Jan 13, 2017

The AVS EB-5 Team Wishes You a Happy New Year!

All of us at American Venture Solutions EB-5 want to wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year!   The AVS EB-5 team had a very exciting & fruitful 2016, and we expect 2017 to be even more successful. In 2016 we opened an office in Vietnam and hosted seminars in cities all ove...

Jose E. Latour Jan 05, 2017

What the EB-5 Program Extension Means to New EB-5 Investors

SAIGON- As we gathered at the beautiful Park Hyatt Saigon for the first ILW/HLG EB-5 Immigration Summit this past Friday, the U.S. Senate was squabbling over the so-called "Continuing Resolution" required to keep the U.S. government funded after midnight of the same day.  At 10:45pm EST Friday night...

Jose E. Latour Dec 12, 2016

The EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Unchanged Until April 2017

For most of 2016 we have been anxiously awaiting ‘eminent’ changes to the EB-5 program, which has received more scrutiny and criticism than ever before by US Congress and other key players in the industry. While most of the EB-5 industry is confident the program will receive substantial new requirem...

Jose E. Latour Dec 08, 2016

The Future of EB-5 Under President-Elect Trump

As most of the world realizes, the election of Donald Trump as President-Elect of the U.S. is without a doubt one of the most unexpected and far-reaching political developments America has seen in years.   As the first steps toward the handoff from Obama’s liberal White House to the unclear policy p...

Jose E. Latour Nov 19, 2016

Avoiding Fiduciary Responsibility: Not Just an EB-5 Problem

In April of 2017, the Labor Department's new "fiduciary rule" will take effect and the parallels between what the rule seeks to rectify and the imminent reform of EB-5 are virtually identical:  after many years of resistance/lobbying/stalling by Wall Street investment firms wanting to have their cak...

Jose E. Latour Oct 27, 2016

USGAO: Big City EB-5 TEA Scammers Send 36% of Total EB-5 Investment Dollars To Rich Areas

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) just issued a report which FINALLY quantifies the extent of TEA abuse by the largest EB-5 developers who manipulate unemployment data in order to qualify projects in rich neighborhoods as “targeted employment areas”, simply because prospective EB-5 i...

Jose E. Latour Oct 24, 2016

AMERICAN VENTURE SOLUTIONS EB-5 BOOSTS TRANSPARENCY AND COMPLIANCE, PARTNERING WITH NES FINANCIAL

It is our pleasure to announce that we have partnered with NES Financial, offering our investors unparalleled transparency, security, and live access to the status of their EB-5 investment. In recent months, the EB-5 program and many EB-5 projects have been under scrutiny by the media, the US govern...

Jose E. Latour Sep 22, 2016

The EB-5 TEA “Doping” Scandal: What Investors Need to Know

A letter written by two key Congress members regarding the urgent need to reform EB-5 laws which are being abused has triggered a massive online response, primarily from lobbyists and EB-5 Regional Centers who stand to lose their basic business model if and when the reforms take place. The issue rel...

Jose E. Latour Sep 12, 2016

To EB-5 NOW or to Wait…THAT is the Question…

With September 30th only weeks away, prospective EB-5 investors worldwide are being bombarded online with a barrage of information regarding the future of the U.S. immigrant investor visa’s Regional Center program.  In the case of Vietnam (where we will be next week), it’s gotten downright ugly, wit...

Jose E. Latour Aug 02, 2016

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