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 »
When examining the countries of origin for investors in the EB-5 Program, there is one country that is the clear major player: China. Since 2011, China has made up 82% of the total world market share for EB-5 visas. Since China contributes such a large portion of investors to the program, there is an automatic… Read More »
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 »
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 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 »
While it appears increasingly likely that congressional Republicans will punt on much-needed comprehensive immigration reform, it is important for us to look at smaller, yet still useful, steps forward to chip away at this growing, but manufactured crisis. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I have seen firsthand how hard it is to raise funds for worthy projects and companies.
Julissa Arce went from selling funnel cakes in Texas to derivatives at Wall Street’s most profitable securities firm
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There is a lot to Miami ‒ and more broadly speaking, to South Florida ‒ than tourism and real estate.
Miami’s finance scene may never blossom into “Wall Street South” — but recent efforts to attract hedge funds and other investment firms to South Florida are starting to pay off.