AVS Leadership Team in Meetings to Discuss Reforms and Future of EB-5 AVS Director Monica Pham, AVS General Counsel Laura Callava, and AVS President Jose Latour arrived in Washington, D.C.
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Okay, my Vietnamese (and Indian) friends and investors, take a deep breath and let me explain why the new August Visa Bulletin is neither surprising…nor as horrible as it looks. YES, it is true that the just-released bulletin appears to add a substantial amount of backlog time to EB-5 applicants from Vietnam and India, but remember: the monthly Visa Bulletin is a static snapshot in time of the current projections, it is NOT evidence of what will actually happen in the future!
The final rule on EB-5 reform is about to be published and the day of the $500,000 EB-5 will be over.
Despite progress made in 2018, USCIS’ EB-5 unit still faces substantial challenges as it strives to reduce its backlog of EB-5 petitions.
Last year, USCIS was able to reduce the number of pending (and long-delayed) I-526 EB-5 investor petitions by some 10,000. Despite this progress, the delays continue, frustrating investors eager to move to the U.S.
A Forbes article on this subject was quite interesting in highlighting how an investor might be making a better call going with an E-2 vs. EB-5 visa for countries with backlogs like Vietnam.
Despite stifling trade bureaucracy, enormous trade opportunities exist for Vietnamese producers willing to fight for their peace of the world’s largest consumer market.
President Trump’s trade war with China is disrupting an already-weak Chinese manufacturing sector. For U.S. companies seeking more secure production partners in Asia, Vietnam is the place to be.