Immigration is supporting STEM careers, not taking them away

While some people believe that U.S. immigration results in the a loss of American jobs, the truth based on extensive research shows that immigrants have positive benefits on both a domestic and global scale. While social benefits are important as well, a key factor when looking at employment is the economic benefits that arise from… Read More »

An Update on EB-5 Processing Times

A rising concern among EB-5 investors recently has been the increasing processing times for I-526 and I-829 petitions. According to the October 2016 Visa Bulletin, all EB-5 filing applications are current, with the exception of China. This means that investors from every country except for China may submit EB-5 applications and there will be immediate… Read More »

The Perks of DD Perks

On October 6th, 2016 Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it has partnered with Salesforce (the world’s #1 CRM company) to improve the customer experience with Dunkin’s mobile app and loyalty program.1 This good news has prompted us to take a critical look at the program, examining both the positives and the areas where the program needs… Read More »

How Do Franchises Affect the Economy?

Franchises are a part of our everyday life. We have all gotten a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts in the morning, booked a room at a Marriott hotel for our vacation, or grabbed a quick lunch from McDonald’s. These are important to our daily life; however, looking at the big picture, franchises have an… Read More »

The Economic Impact of the EB-5 Program

Our last blog discussed the fraud rate of the EB-5 Program and concluded that despite a small number of high profile reports, the EB-5 program has been a net positive to the U.S. economy and local communities around the country. The EB-5 Program has made contributions to the US economy directly through capital invested by… Read More »

The EB-5 Program Fraud Rate is Not What You Think

The EB-5 Program has been referred to as: “riddled with corruption and national security vulnerabilities” 1 “exploited by criminals, spies, and possibly even terrorists” 2  and “wasting taxpayer money” 3 Statements like this are prevalent all over the Internet, however are these actually reflective of the program’s fraud rate or are they amplified by the… Read More »

Immigration: One step closer to curing cancer?

A recent article from Forbes shared some of the lesser-known facts of high-skilled immigrants in the United States. The article shed light on an important statistic found through a 2013 study : 42% of America’s top cancer researchers are immigrants. The study looked at biographies of 7 of the top research facilities in the US… Read More »

The Power of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand

For those who wish to obtain a Green Card through the EB-5 Visa Program, investing in a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise is a great opportunity, since it combines the benefits of the EB-5 Visa Program and the power of the brand. Considering that “QSR” (Quick Service Restaurants) is one of the industries that most creates jobs… Read More »

Interest in EB-5 Rises in 2015 – Check out the data

Created by the United States government in an effort to attract foreign investment and boost economic growth and creation of jobs in the 1990’s, the EB-5 Visa Program only gained visibility and importance around the world  in the last few years. The 2008 crisis has generated strong economic impacts around the world, but the United… Read More »