Comment: Photos from Taiwan Expo

ILW.COM conducted a Taiwan Expo in Taipei, Taiwan on July 26, 2017. See photos below.

US Regional Center speaking to Taiwanese agents

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Taiwanese agents listening to presentations

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A panel of immigration attorneys presenting to Taiwanese agents

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Speakers on stage in front of Taiwanese agents

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ILW is conducting Korea Expo in Seoul on Monday December 11, Taiwan Expo in Taipei on Wednesday December 13, and Vietnam Expo in Saigon on Friday December 15. We have designed the schedule so that you can exhibit and speak at all three expos by being away from office for only a week. To find out more please call 212-545-0818 or email or click here.

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Focus: Meltdown of Chinese EB5 Market: Fallout and Solutions

According to a recent insightful article by Ron Klasko, the Chinese EB-5 market has markedly slowed down to a point that, absent a legislative fix, "The ability of EB‑5 projects presently on the market to complete large capital raises, on which the project’s success is dependent, would almost certainly be compromised." We see this as a meltdown, which has just begun, and which will only keep getting worse. Naturally this means that EB5 issuers have to look at other countries for EB-5 capital, especially the 2nd and 3rd largest EB-5 markets -India and Vietnam- which are now unavoidable for EB-5 capital raises.

With the collapse of the Chinese EB-5 market, the entire market is shaking out and the players will change. More than a few issuers: large, medium and small, will likely exit the market. Furthermore, immigration attorneys who were once the most prominent players may find themselves on the outside looking in, and new players may rise to the top.

Legislation to increase EB5 numbers may be the only way out of this situation. ILW's opinion is that with so many weighty and politically critical matters on Congress's plate, there will be no time or political oxygen through Christmas to do any numbers fix for EB5. There is one idea, however, that should garner bipartisan interest and support even in the current difficult political climate which is: combining a new DREAM Act with an EB-5 program overhaul. We think that such an immigration bill would achieve majority backing in both chambers with support from both sides of the aisle.

Due to the China market meltdown, Issuers need to expand their agent base in China to ensure investment volumes before September 30. Our China Expo coming up August 21-25 can help you reach new agents. Click here to request China Expo information.

India, now the #2 EB5 market, is unavoidable for all Issuers. Our India Expo coming up September 11-15 will help you tap into the exploding India EB-5 market. Click here to request India Expo information.

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