The Collapse of NYC EB-5 Begins

Among the many wealthy America cities which has diverted EB-5 investment capital from its Congressionally-intended destination – rural parts of America and genuinely poor urban areas — via the gerrymandering of TEAs, New York City eclipses all others combined in terms of sheer EB-5 capit...

Jose E. Latour Jul 30, 2019

Part 2: Pre-Immigration Tax Planning

Part 2: Pre-Immigration Disposition of Assets: Options [IMPORTANT NOTE: The subject of global taxation is immensely complex and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  The scope of this article is broad and does not constitute legal advice.  Any individual concerned about global tax imp...

Jose E. Latour Jul 28, 2019

AVS Team in Washington as New EB-5 Changes Unveiled

AVS Leadership Team in Meetings to Discuss Reforms and Future of EB-5 AVS Director Monica Pham, AVS General Counsel Laura Callava, and AVS President Jose Latour arrived in Washington, D.C.

Jose E. Latour Jul 25, 2019

Pre-Immigration Tax Planning Via Offshore Trusts

LatourLaw Family Offices 5 Part Series Explaining Pre-Immigration Tax Planning, Options, and Strategies Part 1: The Importance of Pre-Immigration Tax Planning [IMPORTANT NOTE: The subject of global taxation is immensely complex and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  The scope of this ar...

Jose E. Latour Jul 22, 2019

8/19 Visa Bulletin Projects Longer Vietnam Delays…But Don’t Panic!

Okay, my Vietnamese (and Indian) friends and investors, take a deep breath and let me explain why the new August Visa Bulletin is neither surprising…nor as horrible as it looks.  YES, it is true that the just-released bulletin appears to add a substantial amount of backlog time to EB-5 ap...

Jose E. Latour Jul 17, 2019


The final rule on EB-5 reform is about to be published and the day of the $500,000 EB-5 will be over.

Jose E. Latour Jul 03, 2019

OMB Cancels Monday's EB-5 Reform Regulation Meeting With AVS, Finalizing Rule for Publication

This coming Monday, July 1st, attorneys for America Venture Solutions Regional Center were scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., for a confirmed appointment with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to discuss EB-5 reform regulations. The OMB has had multiple meetings with the largest NYC E...

Jose E. Latour Jun 28, 2019

USCIS Beats Processing Time in Latest AVS EB-5 Investor I-526 Approval

USCIS processing continues to be slow, but we are seeing signs of progress.

Jose E. Latour May 02, 2019

USCIS Responds to EB-5 Case Status Request...7 Months Later!

Despite progress made in 2018, USCIS' EB-5 unit still faces substantial challenges as it strives to reduce its backlog of EB-5 petitions.

Jose E. Latour Apr 02, 2019

EB-5 I-526 Processing Delays Continue, Despite Record USCIS Performance in 2018

Last year, USCIS was able to reduce the number of pending (and long-delayed) I-526 EB-5 investor petitions by some 10,000. Despite this progress, the delays continue, frustrating investors eager to move to the U.S.

Jose E. Latour Mar 29, 2019

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