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  • April 12 - EB5 RC Program Extension

    Comment: EB5 RC Program Extension

    Congress is currently in recess. Just about one legislative week remains to complete the appropriations bill. 2 to 3 votes are needed for enacting appropriations legislation, either as a reconciliation bill or thru the defense appropriations bill. Since Senate rules require lengthy debate, one legislative week is barely enough for the necessary 2 to 3 votes. To make this happen, both legislative strategy and actual language need to be ready by April 23rd - it would then be tight but doable.

    However, there is a problem. Recent credible reports point, firstly, to a renewed push to revive the failed health care legislation, and secondly, to a desire by the White House to include language cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities. Both these measures would doom the bill with Democrats and would have to rely exclusively on Republican votes for passage. This leaves very little maneuvering space or time for achieving consensus on ancillary items, such as Regional Center extension. Given that the appropriations bill has many weighty issues like taxes and core government spending, all the maneuvering oxygen will be taken up by those issues. While there are persistent rumors that compromise language acceptable to most EB5 stakeholders has been worked out, we remain skeptical that in the current atmosphere in DC, EB5 can command the attention needed for enactment of compromise language. We believe the Regional Center program will likely be reauthorized unaltered through September 2017.

    Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

    Article: E-2: The Alternative Investment Visa By Mona Shah, Esq.

    Blogging: End Fraud-laden Visa Program for Mostly-Chinese Investors By Nolan Rappaport

    Blogging: In 2014 Half of All Federal Arrests were For Immigration Crimes By Matthew Kolken

    News: The Attorney General Publishes Memo on Renewed Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement

    News: DOJ Releases Decision on Chicago Hotel Developer Case

    Focus: Vietnam Expo
    Saigon, Vietnam - July 28, 2017

    ILW offers limited EB-5 exhibition opportunities at the Vietnam Expo

    Info on Vietnam:

    • Vietnam is the 2nd largest EB-5 Market after China, 350 investments last year, market is growing fast this year.
    • Vietnam is very close geographically to China, so jet lag is minimized and productive time is maximized
    • Vietnam has an agent structure similar to China (but lower cost than China)

    Vietnam Expo:

    • You will meet licensed Vietnamese Agents. You will speak on a panel to the assembled Vietnamese agents.
    • Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards.
    • The Expo hall will include a seminar theater with booths at the back of the room. Vietnamese agents visit booths and attend the seminars.

    Vietnam Expo Deadlines:

    Early Bird Deadline:April 26, 2017
    Discount Deadline: May 31, 2017
    Final Deadline: June 30, 2017

    Regional Center Price: $3999 - Inquire about Exclusive Platinum Level

    Immigration Attorney Price: $499

    Discounts Available; Please Inquire

    For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.

    Headline: Hard-line anti-illegal immigration advocates hired at 2 federal agencies Click here
    Headline: 1,500 economists to Trump: Immigrants are good for the U.S. economy Click here
    Headline: Choice of Pro-Immigration Economic Adviser Riles Trump’s Base Click here
    Headline: Documents: Immigrants' ID card info was fed to Customs Click here
    Headline: Detained immigrants launch hunger strike in Washington state Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Cleveland, OH - Founded and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Minneapolis, Columbus, Detroit, and Raleigh, Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC represents and advises immigrants and companies on a wide range of complex United States immigration issues. Our cleveland office is currently recruiting an immigration lawyer. Must have at least 5 yrs of experience and Family based and litigation. Motion practice necessary. Please send your resume to info@imwong.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Boise, ID - Join the team at Andrade Legal, a dynamic and progressive immigration law firm doing work of national importance from two offices in Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Oregon! We are seeking associate attorney. Learn more: andradelegal.com; AVVO: Maria E. Andrade; FB: Idaho Dreamers. Please send your resume to mandrade@andradelegal.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Attorney with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience with Hs, Ls, PERMs, and E visas. Experience should include consular processing, efficient case handling and client management, and great analytical and writing skills. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

    Investment Immigration Service
    Visa Franchise supports foreign nationals looking for an E-2, L-1 or EB-5 visa qualified franchise investment. We match the client's skill set, desired location, and investment size to secure the best franchise or business opportunity in the U.S. We work in parallel with the client’s immigration attorney who supports the visa petition and related legal work. Visa Franchise has studied over 600 franchises resulting in a vetted platform of approx. 50 franchises that qualify for investor visas and are expanding throughout the U.S. The partners of Visa Franchise have deep franchise experience with such brands as Burger King and Tim Hortons. This franchise experience is coupled with financial acumen gained at JPMorgan, BNY Mellon and an EB-5 regional center that provides financing for Dunkin Donuts restaurants. Over the past year, Visa Franchise advised clients from over 10 countries on franchise investments throughout the United States. Visa Franchise is based in Miami, FL with offices in Orlando, FL and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Our team speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish and works with franchisors fluent in over 10 spoken languages. We can be reached at info@visafranchise.com or +1 305-454-7744.

    Letters of the Week: Roger Algase

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    France – May 9-10, Tuesday & Wednesday. NPZ Law Group is presenting seminar on U.S. Immigration For Investors and Business Professionals. Speakers: David H. Nachman, Esq., E. Carolyn Hochstadter, Esq., Jean-David Cohen, Isabelle Miller. For more information, contact usaimmigration@visaserve.com


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