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29 Jan Make EB-5 Program Permanent – Congressman Jared Polis’ Bill

Breaking News: Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02) and Mark Amodei (NV-02) today introduced "The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015". The Bill proposed to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to reform the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, including to make the Pilot (Regional Center) Program permanent and shorten the...

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22 Jan LPS CHINA VISIT

by Mona Shah, Esq. Yi Song, Esq. On December 12th, 2014, Attorneys from Mona Shah & Associates and Governor David Paterson, the former governor of New York State, were formally invited to participate in the weekend festivities of the Luxury Property Showcase (LPS) Expo in Shanghai, China. Held...

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18 Dec Eb-5 Job Creation Issues: Is a Regional Center Project preferable to a direct pooled project in the face of eb-5 visa retrogression for China?

The news of visa retrogression for Mainland China EB-5 investors initially resulted in a flurry of information. The inevitable uncertainties arising from visa retrogression, however, have sparked much speculation and conjecture.  Both agents and prospective investors in China remain confused as to whether they should...

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18 Dec Outline of the Issues raised from the December 5, 2014 USCIS eb-5 stakeholder’s meeting

Outline of the Issues Raised from the December 5, 2014 USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder’s Meeting Mona Shah, Esq. Yi Song, Esq. On December 5, 2014 USCIS held their EB-5 Stakeholder’s Meeting in Washington, DC. This was the first stakeholder’s meeting after President Obama’s November 20 speech relating to his Executive...

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18 Dec SEC Security Fraud Charges against Assisted Living Facilities —Should EB-5 Practitioners be concerned?

Mona Shah, Esq. Yi Song, Esq. December 4, 2014 ALF’s or assisted living facilities have always been a popular choice for EB-5 investors. On December 3, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced securities fraud charges against top executives at an assisted living facility. What is significant...

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