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<p>Comment: New Post-Reg EB5 Ecosystem</p>
The new TEA definitions have changed the EB5 ecosystem.
The new TEA definitions level the playing field for both rural projects and
urban projects in economically depressed areas. As large developers are
forced to move to smaller projects in the new TEAs if they want to remain
in the EB5 market at all, it becomes easier for rural projects to compete
with them. Competing against a small hotel in Bronx or Utah is easier than
competing with 50+ story skyscraper in Manhattan, Miami or LA. The new TEAs
end up restricting the size of the EB5 raise, thus offering advantage to
nimble players over giant urban projects with decades long time horizons.
Size is no longer an advantage in EB5–nimbleness is.
The same pattern holds for immigration law firms in EB5. Large EB5
immigration practices were built on access to overseas agents and/or to
giant urban projects. As EB5 projects are more splintered and so are agent
structures throughout the world, the average size of EB5 practices for
immigration law firms and their revenues will be reduced. As the number of
projects in the market is not reduced–but simply their size is diminished,
other players in the EB5 ecosystem like securities attorneys, business plan
writers, and economists will all gain in relative importance in the EB5
Industry networking events are already down in number and size of
attendance–that trend will continue and accelerate–thus changing the
networking structure of the industry away from events and toward phone and
email. Giant projects which were hitherto the central nodes in the EB5
network are gone–making the network more egalitarian. With the new TEAs
Congress is in a better position politically to target the program to
benefit its constituents and it also enhances the place of USCIS and media
in the the changed EB5 industry.
The overall pattern is one of spread and diversification of influence in
the industry as opposed to concentration of it.
Contact us for a conversation on what we can do for you in this brave new
EB5 world by emailing us at
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, calling us at 212-545-0818 or
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<p><a href=”http://discuss.ilw.com/articles/articles/392804-article-reexamining-the-diversity-visa-on-the-2nd-anniversary-of-the-%E2%80%98shithole-countries%E2%80%99-comment-by-matthew-la-corte” target=”_blank”>Article: Reexamining the Diversity Visa On the 2nd Anniversary of the ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment By Matthew La Corte</a></p>
<p><a href=”http://discuss.ilw.com/blogs/immigrationlawblogs/392753-outrage-over-supreme-court-republican-majority-s-rubber-stamping-of-miller-s-racist-public-charge-rule-increases-by-roger-algase” target=”_blank”>Blogging: Outrage over Supreme Court Republican majority’s rubber-stamping of Miller’s racist “Public Charge” rule increases By Roger Algase</a></p>
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<p>Focus: Country Analysis Grace Period<br>
Official data on EB5 investments will only be published later in 2020.
Meanwhile, ILW is offering such information as we have in the hope that
it may be useful to the EB5 industry. Based on anecdotal data we have
received, here is our best information as to the shape of the EB5
market in 2019.
The overall EB5 market expanded from 2018 to 2019. During the grace
period almost a year’s worth of EB5 investments were made. Some
countries overperformed, as compared to the world average in 2019:
China, Korea and several countries in Western Europe. Some countries
performed in line with the market, as compared to the world average in
2019: Rest of world (i.e. countries outside of top 10 countries), South
Africa, and Indians in USA. Some countries underperformed the market,
as compared to the world average in 2019: Vietnam, Taiwan, Brazil,
Mexico, Turkey, Russia and Indians in India.
We are providing this information as a service to the EB5 community,
relying on our 20 year record as a Publisher in the immigration law
field with a long-established reputation of reporting what we see
regardless of consequences to any party including ourselves.
ILW estimates the 2020 EB5 market to be more than $1 billion. If you are
raising EB5 capital in 2020, we have identified a very small number of
specific opportunities in the new EB5 market. Contact us for a conversation
on what we can do for you in this brave new EB5 world by emailing us at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” target=”_blank”>email@example.com</a>,
calling us at 212-545-0818 or
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Headline: What Do Immigrants Want And How Do They Get It?
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<p>Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney</br>
Mona Shah & Associates Global (MSA Global) has a large and diverse client base representing individual, institutional, and corporate clients around the globe. We use our expertise in assisting not only individual investors with submission of their immigration cases, but also in structuring, configuring and preparing EB-5 and other business immigration investment projects involving multi-million-dollar raises. In aggregate, MSA Global has assisted in raises of over a billion dollars.
The work here at MSA Global is often challenging, high-quality, creative and requires someone with business acumen that can quickly adapt to this complex, nuanced, and constantly changing area of law, combining practice in immigration, securities and corporate law.
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About Mona Shah & Associates Global / MSA Global
MSA Global is a global business immigration firm headquartered in Manhattan, NYC with a Branch office in the UK. As one of the first business immigration firms with a focus on EB-5 (the Immigrant Investor Visa Program), MSA Global is considered an Industry specialist and highly regarded in the EB-5 field. Contact us via e-mail at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a> or via phone at (212) 233-7473.
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