Comment: Asylum-seeker, CBP Enforcement Statistics

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Article: 4 Ways USCIS’ Proposed Fee Increase Fails to Solve the Agency’s Problems By Melissa Cruz

Blogging: As asylum-seeker kills himself at the border, leading Jewish cleric decries administration's failure of "moral obligation" toward desperate immigrants By Roger Algase

News: CBP Enforcement Statistics Fiscal Year 2020

Focus: H1B to EB5 2020

  • Due to retrogression, EB5 India market is shifting from Indians in India to Indians in the USA on H1B
  • Indians in USA will be the single largest EB5 market in the world during 2020, accounting for 25% of all EB5 investments at the $900K level during 2020
  • Many of the large big city developers have exited the EB5 market which makes the remaining projects much more competitive

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