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TOP IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
DAVID VAN VOOREN
DAVID HIRSON & PARTNERS

David Van Vooren concentrates his practice on EB-5 immigrant investor program matters , including EB-5 regional center formations , EB-5 corporate structuring and financing , and working closely with securities attorneys , economists and business plan writers to ensure compliance . He also prepares and files I-526 and I-829 petitions on behalf of regional centers and investors . Previously , he worked in the Shanghai office of an international law firm where he was a member of their global immigration practice and advised EB-5 investors on immigration requirements . Van Vooren has nearly a decade of experience living and working in China and is proficient in Chinese .

regional center program had lapsed for over 8 months and reauthorization appeared to be increasingly uncertain . I also believe the text of the RIA overall is a net positive . But the million-dollar question right now is how the RIA will be implemented . If USCIS can draft regulations in a reasonable manner that are workable in practice , then I believe that the EB-5 program will be able to thrive .
WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY ?
Until we have clarity on how the RIA will be implemented , then I believe the trend in the near-term will be for investors to gravitate towards direct EB-5 projects , which are currently open and available for investors to file I-526 petitions .
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EB-5 REFORM AND INTEGRITY ACT OF 2022 ?
The passage of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 was of course a welcome development after the EB-5
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