CMB’S Big Milestone: Congratulations to My Friends in Moline

[My Dear Readers: as you are no doubt aware, I've been rather quiet for the past few months.  The year got off to a difficult start with my mother getting ill and then passing away in January.  As you can imagine, the muses flee when life's big changes occur, and it's been a bit difficult ...

Jose E. Latour Mar 22, 2011

Quick Update on my “Silence”

I've received a number of emails from readers in the past few weeks asking why I have been invisible and my normally chatty self has been anything but that.  I regret to inform my readers that the reason for my silence has been my 88 year old mother's health: as an only child, I am so...

Jose E. Latour Jan 10, 2011


Folks, I sent the letter below to those who attended/tried to attend our Dubai seminar.  It occured to me that we might have some readers who have found us since the seminar and who might be interested in "face time' with us regarding their immigrant investor opportunities in the U.S. &nbs...

Jose E. Latour Jan 10, 2011

Senators Kerry and Lugar’s Proposed New EB-5: Fundamental Problems

Greetings...and my apologies for my recent silence!  Since returning from Dubai last month things have been quite hectic: lots of clients coming and going, my annual monastic retreat to Massachusetts (heaven sent and much needed this year) and, sadly, my 88 year old mother had a bad fall earlie...

Jose E. Latour Dec 13, 2010

New EB-5 RC Filing Fee, I-526/I-529 Increases Beg Many Questions

Although I've only discussed the upcoming Regional Center filing fee in recent blogs, I should have mentioned the new increases affecting EB-5 Investors filing I-526s and I-829.  D-Day is here tomorrow and effective Nov. 23, 2010, these are the new fees:I-924, the new "Application for...

Jose E. Latour Nov 22, 2010

EB-5 Gone Wrong? Tell, Your Story.

Folks, as you know, I keep my big mouth shut when it comes to naming names associated with EB-5 disasters.  Recently, I have had requests from several media friends who are eager to speak with individuals who have been subjected to adjudication problems, denials, or other issues in connection w...

Jose E. Latour Nov 22, 2010

Dubai Wrap Up- EB-5 Alive and Well

In three hours I'm on British Airways to London but what a week it's been: it is difficult to relay the energy, ethnic diversity, and raw brainpower behind this urban testimony to architecture.  The seminar went beautifully, Dubai is talking EB-5 for the first time, and mix of ex-pats and regional p...

Jose E. Latour Nov 19, 2010

Last Minute Dubai Seminar Seats….

I know it's late, folks,  but we have been able to accomodate all of the Waiting List folks and I have had 5 last-minute cancellations.  If anyone wants to crash the party tomorrow morning, or if any of your registered wants to bring someone who is interested in attending, please emai...

Jose E. Latour Nov 16, 2010

Dubai: Day One

Jud's secret jet-lag recipe (a/k/a Tylenol PM) worked wonders and I was raring to go this morning when Namjoo came to get me at the hotel.  (Namjoo, for those of you who may not recognize the name, is my West Coast representative, a Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant and -- most relevent to t...

Jose E. Latour Nov 16, 2010

Dubai Simply ROCKS!

Got in via London late last night and went to sleep on the 34th floor of the hotel with beautiful city lights...woke up this morning to realize I was staring at the Arabian Sea!I was awakened this morning by chanted prayers blasted from loudspeakers in the minaret of a mosque 34 stories down and a f...

Jose E. Latour Nov 16, 2010

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