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

2 More Weeks of EB-5…For Now!

Congress voted yesterday to extend the budget for two weeks and EB-5 gets yet another brief extension.  The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Senate are still tinkering with a number of issues which are more politically pressing than EB-5, and the two week extension was agreed upon ...

Jose E. Latour Dec 08, 2017

Important Tax Update for Expats

Steve Cantor and Hal Webb are among the best private client tax practioners in the U.S. and, fortunately for me and many of my clients, located right here in Miami.  Today the firm sent out an email advising of recent IRS guidance for U.S. Citizens or Dual Citizens Residing Outside the U.S.&nbs...

Jose E. Latour Dec 13, 2011

USCIS/DHS Gets Serious About EB-5

To the ABSOLUTE DELIGHT of the EB-5 Community, on August 2, 2011 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas just unveiled a series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts “to fuel the nation's economy an...

Jose E. Latour Aug 05, 2011

As Cuba Admits Failure, Venezuela Continues Its Economic Death Spiral

The pain in the eyes of the Venezuelans I see these days is more palpable and more real than the concern across their faces as early as last fall, when I began visiting clients in Caracas and discussing the EB-5 immigrant investor "just in case" Plan B option.  While there has been a ...

Jose E. Latour Sep 14, 2010

Venezuela’s Land Redistribution is Taking a Very Human Toll

As Chavez continues to eviscerate the Venezuelan economy through corruption and mismanagement, the expropriation of private lands has remained somewhat on the back burner in terms of topics of discussion between my clients and me.  While I have had more than one client whose farms have been sto...

Jose E. Latour Sep 10, 2010

Venezuela: Daring to Disrupt

When you think about it, there are very rational reasonsbehind the truism that the squeaky wheel invariably gets the oil.  In fact, but for the acoustic disruptiontriggered by said wheel, the bearings would silently grind down and bring the wholemovement to a standstill, without warning. The di...

Jose E. Latour May 18, 2010

The Rise of the Brazillionaire

After over two decades of representing hundreds ofBrazilians investment-based  andprofessional immigrants in the United States, I finally made it to Brazil. Myhasty January visit -- more than anything a glimpse into the still-Napoleonictendencies demonstrated by the occasional US visa officer -...

Jose E. Latour Apr 27, 2010

NEXT WEEK: Jose’s FREE F-1 Seminars in Southern California

Next Tuesday-Thursday I will be at USC, UC Irvine and UCLA presenting our new seminar entitled:"Life after F-1: Taking Control of Your U.S. Permanent Residence"...a free seminar on the subject ofU.S. immigration options for graduating international students interested inlegally remaining i...

Jose E. Latour Apr 07, 2010

Econometrics, EB-5 Regional Centers, and Job Creation[VERY POOR AUDIO]

Folks, this second attempt at a video blog was shot in my Miata on the morning commute.  While I'm okay with the video (having come to terms with what I actually look like at 48 as opposed to what I THINK I look like) the audio is horrific.  I still posted it because there are a few p...

Jose E. Latour Nov 05, 2009

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