Comment: EB-5 - The Next Steps
The EB-5 Program started over two decades ago but only in recent years it has grown dramatically. In today's issue of Immigration Daily we carry an article from The Immigration Policy Center, which survey the programs progress and achievements. In 2012 the program (which was always provisionary) was extended by 3 years. That means that unless Congress acts, the program is set to expire in September 2015. In addition to making the program permanent, there are other proposed reforms which should be considered, similar to ones proposed in the 2013 Senate immigration bill.
"The EB-5 program has created more than 20,000 jobs, good-paying jobs paying above minimum wage throughout Pennsylvania," says [Pennsylvania Governor] Rendell. "In addition, this program brings investors to the United States that are successful entrepreneurs, innovative and creative, above and beyond the money that they provide...it's a home run for everyone."
Guaranteed attendance of only specific qualified individuals that meet the criteria specified by you.
Finely tuned filtration and scrubbing process to ensure the proper quality of attendees.
Complete strategic planning logistical implementation including: program itinerary, refreshments, event marketing, event advertising, translation services, securing of venue, presentation aid assistance, post event follow ups and provision of contact information of attendees to presenting client post event.
100% exclusivity: We only execute events for individual clients one at a time in order to completely eliminate any instance of competition
The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” has become an increasingly important source of investment for development projects in the United States, attracting billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and creating tens of thousands of jobs. However, the program is unlike any other managed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in that it is the only visa program whose stated purpose is to create jobs and growth. This mandate creates special challenges and opportunities.
This report discusses how the EB-5 program works, how it has evolved, the problems it has faced, the benefits it has provided, and its future as an important source of economic growth. Through interviews with industry experts and examples of successful models for managing and structuring regional centers and their projects we hope to foster a productive discussion of best practices in the regulation and management of the program and its benefits.
The history of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program dates to 1990 when it was created to stimulate job growth and capital investment. It is the only visa program for investors that leads to permanent residence. An underused program in its earlier years, recently it has grown dramatically, contributing $2.6 billion to GDP, supporting 33 thousand jobs, and generating $346 million in federal tax revenue between 2010 and 2011.
Comment: Job Openings
The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. Small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in Tysons Corner, VA; Long Island City, NY; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY. Scroll down to see the opportunities!
Focus: Six City Persian Gulf Tour
ILW will customize a Persian Gulf marketing event that will be exclusive to your organization and will be tailored to generate business relative to the EB-5 industry directly to your firm. Giving China's retrogression, it is wise to have an alternative source of investors. After conducting successful events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait we are extending the journey to include the cities of Doha, Riyadh, and Jeddah on ILW's Six City Persian Gulf Tour.
We research and target select regions and individuals of high net-worth status to guarantee an attendance of qualified individuals with the appropriate financial means of being able to participate in an EB-5 investment.
What We Offer:
Guaranteed attendance of only qualified individuals of high net-worth status, specifically, individuals that meet the necessary criteria for the EB-5 program.
Finely tuned filtration and scrubbing process to ensure the proper quality of attendees and mitigation of EB-5 broker and "window shopper" attendance.
Complete strategic planning of all logistical implementation related to: travel schedule, program itinerary, refreshments, event marketing, event advertising, translation services, securing of venue, presentation aid assistance, post event follow ups and provision of contact information of attendees to presenting client post event.
100% exclusivity. Unlike foreign "exposition" type settings, we only execute events for individual clients at a time in order to completely eliminate any instance of competition on the day of presentation.
Organic leads: we ensure to only invite brand new attendees for our
The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. For more information about the H-2B program, see the link to the left under "H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers."
For high-growth firms, blogging is the single most important business development tactic – it is more effective than SEO, social media or email marketing.
“What’s really important is that blogging is one of the key things that by itself will help you with your SEO,” said Lee Frederiksen, managing partner of Hinge Marketing, speaking on a recent webinar.
Combined with the fact that 80% of potential clients will check out lawyers by visiting their websites, it is essential for lawyers to have a blog that is updated frequently with unique content.
A vibrant blog will increase a law firm’s visibility, bolster the firm’s reputation and brand, and communicate the firm’s expertise.
According to Frederiksen, what makes a blog successful is a consistent flow of content, educational posts relevant to the target audience, and a conversion offer -- meaning an offer of something free, like a download, in exchange for getting the visitor’s email address.
He offered several tips:
Create an editorial calendar for the blog, so that