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1. CANADA Greek misery could mean Canadian immigration gains – June 25, 2012 It was never Greece's intent, but it has inadvertently provided a generation of talented young Greeks with the means to escap...

Jose E. Latour Jul 03, 2012

Canada Pauses Federal Immigrant Investor Program June 28, EB-5 Demand Surges

Folks, I am in Beijing and yesterday’s news is the talk of the town: the Canadian Federal Immigrant Investor Program, which is being revamped, has been paused for at LEAST the rest of this year.  The full press release is below but here’s what it means for EB-5:·     &n...

Jose E. Latour Jul 02, 2012

One EB-5 Lawyer With Too Many Hats?

Last week's ILW EB-5 Continuing Legal Education Summit in Nashville, as I've already told you, was the best ever...sort of a Woodstock of EB-5 Stars. Okay, perhaps that is not the right analogy. (-:  But the point is that when you get the best minds on a given subject together in one room, the ...

Jose E. Latour Jun 22, 2012

Miami Herald: Margaritaville Beach Resort EB-5 Project Faces July 1 Default

If there has been a recurring issue in my practice of structuring and marketing EB-5 projects this past year, it has to do with the reconciliation of the true EB-5 process timelines with the fabrications of EB-5 structure "brokers" who promise developers completely unrealistic timelines.  As is...

Jose E. Latour Jun 21, 2012

Everyone Relax, Marco Rubio has the DREAM Act Issue Solved…

Having personally engaged Mr. Rubio on the subject of immigration reform and the DREAM Act during a fundraiser at which I wrote a check (which, I should add, I ultimately regretted writing), it is quite odd to presume he feels capable of taking a leadership position on the issue of the DREAM Act.&n...

Jose E. Latour Jun 18, 2012

Bullet Points from Last EB-5 Stakeholders Meeting

As you no doubt have heard by now, the last meeting with USCIS' EB-5 team was a big disappointment for the hundreds of folds physically present and listening at home. Here are few statistical tidbits worth reporting, as relayed by Steven Yale-Loehr in Miller Mayer's latest newsletter:According to th...

Jose E. Latour Jun 14, 2012

Recap on ILW.COM’s EB-5 CLE Seminar Yesterday in Nashville

While most immigration lawyers finding themselves in Nashville today are waking up in the opulent Gaylord, ready to begin the 2012 American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA) national gathering, I instead woke up at a friend's home, somewhere in the lush suburbs of the Music City, being stared ...

Jose E. Latour Jun 14, 2012

Let Saigon be Saigon

Hi everybody, sorry I've been so quiet. Just back from two very exciting weeks in Vietnam and my first visit to the capital, Hanoi. I will update you soon on the latest developments in this very exciting country, which is proving very hungry for both EB-5 and non-visa-related investment opportunitie...

Jose E. Latour Jun 09, 2012

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