The White House’s recent executive order on immigration has (justifiably) caused a degree of concern among potential immigrants to the United States. The Associated Press has called the Trump Administration’s statements “contradictory and confusing.” There are some things that we do know for certain, however. One of those things is that, if you are applying for legal immigration status, you potentially can increase your chance of success by retaining the services of a skilled South Florida immigration attorney.
Another thing we know is that, as Forbes reported, the Executive Branch’s possible plans of action don’t involve curtailing the EB-5 investor visa program. In fact, some sources are reporting that the administration’s plan may include expanding the investment visa program. If you are considering obtaining legal status through the EB-5 program, you should definitely consult a knowledgeable attorney and proceed forward.
Recent statistics have shown that, increasingly, citizens of India are availing themselves to the EB-5 program. In the 2019 fiscal year, Indians accounted for more than 30% of all filings, with 726. (China had 351 and Vietnam had 240.) Another piece of good news for Indians considering the EB-5 program is that the U.S. government is completely current on processing applications from Indians and they face no backlog (or backlog-triggered delay) at all.