The Donald Trump Presidency & Its Effect on EB-5: An Industry Insider’s Perspective

By Phoung Le.

As you may have heard, last week Donald Trump became a little bit more famous as the newest elected president of the United States. Understandably, there has been much noise and uncertainty about how a Trump presidency will affect the world (be it Great Walls or trade treaties), our focus today will be on the EB-5 industry.

Our firm is deeply involved with the EB-5 industry on all levels and our viewpoint on EB-5 is this: namely, if the question is “Will EB-5 disappear”, the answer remains the same “Unlikely.” Why? As usual, the easiest way to make sense of thing is “follow the money”. We offer the below perspective as industry insiders. Read more

Looking for EB-5 Funding For Your Business? Here Are 7 Tips That Can Really Help

EB-5 lawyer helps foreign entrepreneur receive eb-5 investing.

If you are reading this article, chances are you may be thinking about funding your business or development project with EB-5 funding. This article gives a brief overview of what the EB-5 program is, how you can get your project approved for funding and some tips on attracting EB-5 investors.

Back in the 1990’s, The United States passed an act creating the EB5 Immigrant Investor Program. This program allows foreign investors to get an “express pass” to US citizenship by investing a minimum of $500, 000 in a US-based project or enterprise that will create at least 10 jobs in the US. Read more

Huge Increase In EB-5 Visa Applicants

Eb5 immigration applications show a 113% increase in 2015.

As reported by the USCIS, the number of applicants for the EB-5 visa increased to 17,791 in 2015, up from 11,744 in 2014. This amounts to an 113% rise in applications filed. This increase in applications is primarily due to worries that key aspects of the program may not be renewed by the US government in the future.

Around 21,998 applications were still pending at the end of 2015, and currently, there is a 5-year backlog for Chinese mainland born investors looking to obtain a green card through the EB-5 program for themselves and their family members. Read more