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  • Article: Amicus Brief: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAS) For EB-5 Regional Centers. By Joseph Whalen

    Amicus Brief: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAS) For EB-5 Regional Centers


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    Reprinted with permission.

    About The Author

    Joseph P. Whalen

    Joseph P. Whalen is an independent EB-5 consultant, advocate, trainer and advisor.
    238 Ontario Street | #6 | Buffalo, NY 14207
    Phone: (716) 604-4233 (cell) or (716) 768-6506 (land-line) E-mail: joseph.whalen774@gmail.com

    DISCLAIMER: Work is performed by a non-attorney independent business consultant. It is the client's responsibility to have any and all non-attorney work products checked by an attorney. I provide highly-individualized training based on consultation with my clients. I serve Regional Center Principals and their counsel, potential EB-5 investors, and project developers. I am not an attorney myself although I have trained numerous attorneys and INS/USCIS adjudicators in complex issues within immigration and nationality law when I was an adjudicator there for many years. I do not prepare forms, write business plans, or create economic analyses. I do review them for clients prior to submission and suggest corrections and/or modifications to run by your attorney and investment advisor.

    The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM.

    Comments 1 Comment
    1. Retired INS's Avatar
      Retired INS -
      Very good article - I enjoyed reading it. When I began my INS career an investment of $10,000 could get someone from India here by purchasing a small motel (that was 1972). As a manager I was required to submit a list of my "knowledge, skills, and abilities" with job applications. By the time I retired in December 2011 USCIS no longer asked for this list of KSAs. They discovered it was easy for incompetent people to piece together skills that met the requirements. For instance, I used my experience as a Mormon Bishop to show my ability to manage money, make religious assignments, manage projects, etc. Did these KSAs really relate to government? Some did, some did not - but since I had to submit KSAs, I listed them. By the time I retired I had lots of pertinent KSAs, but by then they were no longer asked for. Having been an immigration manager for 29 years, I am well aware of fraud. I liked your presentation which focused on areas less likely to have fraud.
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