Well, in just a few hours I'll be leaving Miami for Dubai via London and I have to tell you guys...this is pretty exciting! I've done seminars on investment based immigration for a loooooong time now: since the early 1990's, when I had my office in Hong Kong, I've been talk...Jose E. Latour Nov 14, 2010
Lake Point EcoVentures Site is Up!
My first regional center filing should approved any day now; the site is up, check it out!New Lake Point EcoVentures Regional Center Web Site…Jose E. Latour Nov 09, 2010
Several Clarifications Regarding Yesterday’s Post
I have received a number of panicked emails this morning in response to my grumpy about certain EB-5 Regional Centers concealing petition denials. Please note that it is not possible for me to publicly identify any of these entities. Not only would it be irresponsible to do so (given tha...Jose E. Latour Nov 04, 2010
Okay, EB-5 Regional Centers, Time to Fess Up…
For the third time in a month, I have been made aware of I-829 denials issued to some of the self-described "top" EB-5 Regional Centers. Now, while an EB-5 Regional Center is not required to discuss these denials, deliberately concealing them is another matter.A number of EB-5 Region...Jose E. Latour Nov 03, 2010
Jose’s November EB-5 Event in Dubai is a Full House!
Dubai Event Seats Filled, Waiting List Begins…Jose E. Latour Nov 01, 2010
EB-5 FUNDAMENTALS: IMMIGRATION OBJECTIVES VS. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
Based on the emails that I’m getting, I think it’s time for us to step back and take a fresh look at the big picture of EB-5 Regional Center visas. With over 100 Regional Centers approved by USCIS and almost as many in the pipeline, I’m finding that the quality of the marketing teams does not bear a...Jose E. Latour Oct 27, 2010
EB-5 Denials: Inglorious Projections
If there's been a recurring theme with EB-5 I-829 adjudications in 2010, it most certainly has to do with job creation numbers and deviations from planned business activity. While the USCIS has been historically liberal in excepting generous job rejections at the initial I-526 stage (i.e., the ...Jose E. Latour Oct 11, 2010
35 of 70 SEATS BOOKED: Jose’s Dubai EB-5 Seminar Nov 17, 2010
Folks, I just wanted to update you on the Dubai seminar...with just an ad here and there and a lot of word of mouth, we have filled 35 of the 70 seets for our November 17 EB-5 Seminar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. My colleague, Namjoo Hashemi, a Canadian immigration consultant who has help...Jose E. Latour Oct 06, 2010
Bigger EB-5 RC = Better EB-5 RC? You Decide.
The EB-5 frenzy is really starting to get out of hand: a just-approved EB-5 Regional Center's first press release predicts that it will create 18,000 jobs in the next five years in one portion of one state. Let's see, that means that if it is in a TEA, that's, what...1800 EB-5 investo...Jose E. Latour Sep 27, 2010
EB-5 Finder Fees and the Big BMW Flap: Jose’s Take
As many of my attorney readers are aware, a recent SEC decision has the EB-5 bar all abuzz and stressed out. The BMW involved is not the car company but, rather, a law firm seeking to establish a referral relationship relating to a security. Here's the lowdown followed by my opinion on h...Jose E. Latour Sep 27, 2010
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