P U BLISHER’S NOTE
Ali Jahangiri, Esq.
Samantha C. Vélez
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to
the inaugural issue of EB5 Investors Magazine.
EB5 Investors Magazine is the companion print
publication to EB5Investors.com, the largest active
community of EB-5 professionals online.
We are very excited to premiere our first issue,
which features a personal interview with EB-5 investor Anthony Korda about his experiences as an EB-5
investor turned EB-5 attorney.
Edward C. Beshara
Maria Isabel “Marisa” Casablanca
Laura Foote Reiff
This issue also includes an article from Henry Liebman called “829
Standards,” which discusses the tenancy occupancy issue. We also interviewed
attorney David Hirson and included an Attorney Spotlight with Linda Lau
who shared their insights and experience with us.
The publication’s mission is to provide high-quality, objective news through
peer-reviewed articles to a varied audience of immigration lawyers, securities
lawyers, Regional Centers, EB-5 service providers and investors. Thank you
to the contributing writers who penned informative articles for this issue;
their articles have undergone a selective review process.
This first issue of the magazine will be released at the Invest in America
Shanghai Summit & Exhibition on March 15, 2013. In addition, thousands
of copies will be mailed out, free-of-charge, to EB-5 professionals across the
country. It will also be available digitally at www.eb5investors.com.
Thank you to those who made it possible, including our dedicated staff and
our network of friends who helped us create this issue. We strive to be the
leading resource of news and information about the EB-5 Visa Program.
With this magazine we hope to bring the EB-5 community together on
the same page and foster understanding from readers who are new to the
program. As of today, the program does what it set out to do at a C minus
level: create jobs and bring investor money into the United States.
Gary W. Oben
However, it is heavily regulated in areas which do not represent the “bigpicture” intent of this program legislators sought to accomplish. The EB-5
Program implemented effectively can help thousands of people achieve their
dreams of coming to our country while injecting billions of dollars into our
economy. I hope we can come together as a community, align ourselves into
a unified front and make this happen. With support from you, EB5 Investors
Magazine can serve as a tool to empower those voices in the community and
further our goal of making this program the best it can be.
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