Our law firm is regularly called upon to provide legal guidance and representation as individuals seek to navigate the Immigrant Investor Program. Commonly referred to as the EB-5 investor visa, the program was launched decades ago to help stimulate the U.S. economy in exchange for permanent residency.
There are numerous stipulations that must be met to gain eligibility for an EB-5 visa. Unfortunately, there is little oversight in place to protect either the investors or the businesses from fraudulent activity.
An Experienced Firm Can Provide Direction
At Henry & Grogan, our attorneys are dedicated to representing individuals in Philadelphia and communities throughout Pennsylvania who are facing the full range of immigration matters. Issues can arise in any type of immigration case, but EB-5 cases can be highlighted by two different examples.
A foreign businessman invests in a new enterprise that meets the government requirements for the EB-5 program. While everything appears to be running smoothly, the investor soon realizes that the individuals operating the business have absconded with his money and he’s now in danger of being removed from the country.
A U.S. business accepts an investment from a foreign national only to later realize that the funds were acquired illegally in the country of origin.
Immigrant investor fraud is a serious crime with severe penalties. The legal process exists to help individuals protect themselves and hold those accountable for their illicit activity. When you need to discuss your case with an experienced immigration lawyer, we encourage you to call or email our firm. We provide services in English and Russian.