It has been three years since U.S. Advisors Director Michael Gibson and immigration attorney Karen Caco first filmed EB5 visa projects, touring the country to lay down footage of the then 20 existing EB5 regional centers. Now, with over 80 regional centers to cover, both are pursuing individual tours (Michael Gibson with George Wozencraft and Karen Caco with Brandon Meyer) that will provide news, information, and necessary updates about EB5 visa projects nationwide.
Ms. Caco, the Senior Attorney and Managing Director at International Immigration Services, PA (IIS), acts as an advisor to U.S. businesses and foreign corporations planning their investment and immigration strategies. With over two decades of experience in immigration law, she brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the USCIS EB5 visa program.
Out of all immigration attorneys in the United States, Ms. Caco is the only one to have visited every active EB5 regional center.
For this impending endeavor, she will film regional centers on the West Coast, in particular the newly-approved Northern California Regional Center, where center principals Jake and Stephen Weststeyn are planning an agricultural project that they anticipate will "generate $170 million in economic activity" according to a recent press release.
Other stops in California will include CMB McClellan Park and the California Global Alliance Regional Center. The latter is approved by the USCIS for EB5 visa projects in gaming and casino development as well as those in the hotel and hospitality industries. Ms Caco will interview the regional center principals in order to glean what needs to be known as to the progress of each regional center's EB5 visa projects.
In just the last few months, Ms. Caco has published two scholarly pieces on the EB5 visa program: ?Now for the Hard Part: Attracting Investors to EB-5 Regional Centers" and "Spreading Like Wildfire! What Explains the Explosive Growth of EB-5 Regional Centers?," both of which were published by Thomson Reuters.
In the meantime, Michael Gibson and George Wozencraft are already on the road conducting interviews with immigration attorneys and EB5 specialists in the South, Midwest, and along the East Coast. Today, they are in Chicago, Illinois and will be making stops in Saginaw, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio next week.
Here is the initial press release from IIS detailing Ms. Caco's filming of EB5 visa projects..