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Controversial US Visa Draws Rich From China to India After Reset​

The EB-5 visa program coveted by many wealthy overseas investors is being revived after changes aimed at curbing abuses.
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A US visa program that attracted $37 billion in foreign investments since 2008 for projects including New York’s Hudson Yards and Trump Bay Street in Jersey City is making a comeback — and the queue of wealthy applicants from China to India is growing.
The revived EB-5 program is poised to fund undertakings from a golf resort in the Utah mountains to condos in rural Florida — while allowing some new overseas investors to cut years-long lines. The controversial initiative, which offers a green card in return for putting large sums toward a US business and creating at least 10 permanent jobs, had a backlog that extended almost a decade before it was suspended in June 2021 when Congress failed to reauthorize it.

A settlement last month of lawsuits involving so-called regional centers that allow foreign investors to pool their funds has put the program back on track for new filings. Earlier this year, the Biden administration signed a law that steps up audits and site visits to deter fraud, while also creating a path for some to skip the backlog of cases if they’re willing to invest in rural areas or places with high unemployment. Roughly 100,000 EB-5 visa applicants with some $15 billion in committed investments had been in limbo since the program lapsed, trade group Invest in the USA estimates.
Meanwhile, US law firms are preparing thousands of new applications.
“It’s like people lining up for tickets at a movie,” said Sam Silverman, founder of EB5AN, an affiliate network that operates more than a dozen projects with presence in 20 states. “There’s a giant line with a limited number of tickets with a long wait, but then they just opened up two new showings with literally no one in line.”

China, India​

The program’s restart comes as more wealthy Chinese are attempting to leave their home country or are looking for a backup plan. About 10,000 high-net-worth residents are seeking to pull $48 billion from China this year, investment migration consultant Henley & Partners estimates, while another 8,000 Indians are looking to leave. The two Asian nations are expected to have the biggest outflows of rich residents this year after only Russia.

In an effort to address this demand, EB5investors.com organized its first event in three years in Vietnam last week, drawing hundreds of investors, migration agents, lawyers and capital seekers who set up booths advertising investment projects from Montana to Florida, said Ali Jahangiri, the group’s founder and chief executive officer.

“The attendance was probably better than we’ve ever had in the past,” Jahangiri said. “This thing had kind of been on hold, but the line has shortened.”
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EB5Investors.com conference in Vietnam.
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The program's revival will be a boon for the US economy because, unlike investment visa programs in other countries, it’s focused on targeting job creation, particularly in less-developed areas outside of cities, said Miami attorney Ronald Fieldstone, who has handled EB-5 projects worth billions. “A lot of the interesting things are going on in rural areas,” he said. “It's not just building skyscrapers.”
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Still, the program, which began in 1990, has had its share of problems. EB-5 investors unsuccessfully sought arbitration in 2020 after Related Cos. told them that payments from their Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s west side would be halted because of pandemic-related losses, one of several legal challenges coming from groups of Chinese investors. Other haven’t materialized at all, such as the $600 million Staten Island Ferris wheel. Last month, two New York State residents were charged in a $27 million fraud in which they allegedly promised visas, big returns and access to then-President Donald Trump. Earlier this year, three defendants were sentenced in connection with a fraud scheme that misled immigrants who invested in a biotechnology project in Vermont.
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Hudson Yards in New York.
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The program “is a complete and unmitigated disaster,’’ that has largely failed to create jobs in vulnerable areas, said Doug Litowitz, a lawyer who has represented a group of China-based investors who put millions into constructing a condominium and hotel project in Chicago that was never built.
Such critiques have added to concerns of government failure to target development in low-income areas, such as an opportunity zones law signed by Trump in 2017. Aimed at helping impoverished communities, it instead ended up largely being a boon for wealthy investors, critics say. In many cases, EB-5 projects are in opportunity zones, Jahangiri said.
A spokesperson for US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which administers EB-5 visas, said the legislation passed by Congress in March “made significant changes to the program, including a requirement for the agency to directly review and determine the designation of high-unemployment’’ areas.
“USCIS will continue to ensure that each request for an EB-5-related immigration benefit complies with the statutory and regulatory framework,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Alternative Destinations​

Eleanor Hui, founder of Hong Kong-based Global Life Immigration, said she’ll advise wealthy Chinese clients against applying for EB-5 visas given the backlogs, requirements for residents to report worldwide income to US tax authorities and restrictions on mobility while waiting for permanent residence. Alternative destinations such as Portugal, Greece and Ireland don’t have such drawbacks, she said.

The new law requires EB-5 investors to put up at least $1,050,000 — or $800,000 in economically depressed areas — and create at least 10 jobs to secure permanent residency. The most popular EB-5 pathway lets investors pool resources in regional centers and count indirect job creation, with the caveat that such centers must be re-approved regularly by Congress.
Even so, the fresh rules are unleashing pent-up demand. Bernie Wolfsdorf, a former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said his firm has been working overtime and hiring new staff to adjust to demand from countries like India, which has eclipsed the number of petitions filed from China. Drawing such investors could help prevent a brain drain, since many wealthy emigrants’ children study at top US schools, he said.
One Indian-born finance executive based in Hong Kong, who asked not to be identified so as not to jeopardize his EB-5 petition, said he wants his daughter to have access to the American university system. He was drawn by the new regulations aimed at cleaning up the program, but is weighing the option against other alternatives in Asia. To meet the minimum investment threshold, he’ll have to cash out on real estate investments in India or some of his stock holdings, which he said he’s willing to do if it helps to secure his daughter’s future.
— With assistance by Evelyn Yu
 

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这个好像一直有吧,但是也不保障成功。所以,只有富人才能玩得起。
 

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老掐,@ert0000 , 今天路过瑞奇山庄,从March rd沿着terry Fox 开过来。看到路边一块大牌子上写着:瑞奇山庄last phase。还没攒够钱呢,怎么瑞奇山庄就要最后一期了?不会是谣言吧。terry fox边上还有大片空地呢。
 

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老掐,@ert0000 , 今天路过瑞奇山庄,从March rd沿着terry Fox 开过来。看到路边一块大牌子上写着:瑞奇山庄last phase。还没攒够钱呢,怎么瑞奇山庄就要最后一期了?不会是谣言吧。terry fox边上还有大片空地呢。

那可能是UNIFORM的招牌
 

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是瑞奇山庄最后一期吗? 从那往那所新学校一溜不建房子了?

不是,往北那一片有规划,就是现在房市很淡,BUILDER推迟开发而已罢了
 

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不是,往北那一片有规划,就是现在房市很淡,BUILDER推迟开发而已罢了

对。根据历史数据。本市建筑商的新房价格只涨不降,现在房贷利率偏高,当然本市建筑商只能推迟开发了。本市建筑商在旧房暴涨时跟着大涨新房价格,现在旧房价格比今年二月最高峰有所下跌,本市建筑商新房价格依然不变。

反观亚洲地区建筑商,新房价格可以下跌。比如,本月初新闻报道暗示广州增城区开发商的新房价格下降,前期购房的老业主维权要求补差价,导致二手房价格自由落体(最近有套二手房的交房时新房价格最高卖到过接近3万元/平米,这次业主资金困难急着脱手,最终的成交价是1.17万/平米。妥妥的四折成交,相当于多次88折)

不要脸,楼市最荒诞的一幕出现了!

2022年09月05日

2018、2019年楼市最疯狂那会,保利中航城二期曾经最高卖到过接近3万元/平米,还要接受各种变相加价的套路。
今年年初的时候,保利中航城二期这种96平米的复式三居室,挂牌价普遍还在2.5万/平米左右,但是成交非常惨淡。
到今年下半年,价格进一步下探,有急售业主挂牌价跌破2万/平米,来到1.9万/平米。相较于最高峰时期的接近3万元,差不多打了个7折。
但这次这套房子,经过几次价格下调之后,报价直接降到总价123万,单价1.28万/平米,相当于在7折的基础上又打了个7折。
这套房子最终还是顺利成交,出售价比报价还低了一些,最终的成交价是1.17万/平米。妥妥的四折成交。

这次保利中航城几位上门维权讨要说法的业主,一定能够作为一个标志性事件的标志性人物,入选其中。
因为他们缔造了一个楼市维权的新境界和新高度,那就是——向邻居维权。

之前的维权,主要是业主向开发商维权,最常见的比如房屋出现质量问题要求整改。后来也有因为开发商降价,前期购房的老业主维权要求补差价的。
再比如,开发商违规挪用资金,导致房子烂尾交不了房,向政府有关部门维权监管不力的。
而这一次,保利中航城的几位业主,维权对象不是开发商,也不是有关部门,因为房子都已经交房两三年了,没有烂尾,也没有质量问题,所以维权不到开发商那里,也维权不到有关部门那里。
这几位特别的业主,没法找开发商,也没法找有关部门,结果硬是创新性地把维权维到了邻居那里,这也算盘古开天辟地之后破天荒的第一例了。
 
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