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VIETNAM: Despite Looming EB-5 Backlog and Price Increase, Still TIme to Secure EB-5 for $500,000

The US State Department has predicted that Vietnam will run out of EB-5 visa slots for FY 2018 in the next two months and new regs will raise the investment threshold: here's what you can do now.

Jose E. Latour Feb 16, 2018

What to Look For in A Direct, Pooled EB-5 Investment

More & more EB-5 investors are looking at the option of an EB-5 investment which creates 10 Direct Jobs without the Regional Center complexities...here's what to look for.

Jose E. Latour Feb 16, 2018

Frustration Grows with EB-5 Processing Times

Discussing a Solution to I-526 Processing Backlog

Jose E. Latour Feb 15, 2018

Direct, CURATED Individual EB-5 Opportunities

How Properly Selected Direct EB-5 Opportunities Can Benefit Prospective EB-5 Investors

Jose E. Latour Feb 13, 2018

U.S. Court Reverses USCIS in Favor of EB-5 Investors

There has been much discussion of late regarding USCIS’ interpretation of call options in EB-5 investment structures.

Jose E. Latour Feb 12, 2018

EB-5 Extended As-Is Until March 23, 2018….but Bloggers Are Confusing Everyone!!

I know most of our Vietnamese friends and AVS family members are too immersed in pre-Tet planning to be intently following the zany developments of Washington this week, so I’m writing this short entry to update you:

Jose E. Latour Feb 12, 2018

EB-5 Changes Imminent as Washington’s Dysfunction Continues

I am sitting in Doha, Qatar, waiting for my connection, and it just dawned on me that this whole business of trying to predict the future of EB-5 has become less of a “science” and more of an interpretive study in human dynamics since the launch of this most-unpredictable Trumpian era.  We are all s...

Jose E. Latour Jan 15, 2018

WSJ Reports SEC Investigation of Big EB-5 China Activities

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (i.e., the SEC, the U.S. federal agency responsible for governing how investments are offered by U.S. issuers) is investigating the real-estate company run by the family of President Donald Trump’s senior ...

Jose E. Latour Jan 06, 2018

EB-5 TEA Investment Likely to Leap from $500K to $1.35M in early 2018

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the agency responsible for administering regulatory changes in the federal government, has updated its projected timeline for new EB-5 regulations from April 2018 to February 2018.  While I mentioned this already to readers, a lot more discussion has b...

Jose E. Latour Dec 30, 2017

A “Modest Proposal” for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) Leadership

As evidenced from USCIS’ comments made during the Nov. 7th stakeholder meeting, the agency continues to struggle with a massive backlog of I-526 petitions and no immediate solutions is in sight.  As the most astute independent observer of the EB-5 industry, Suzanne Lazicki’s most recent blog delves ...

Jose E. Latour Dec 30, 2017

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