We are receiving reports that violence in Juárez (site of the US Consulate) is a growing concern for our Mexican clients as more wealthy Mexican nationals utilize the EB-5 immigrant investor program to escape the violence in their home country.
A recent headline from Juárez stated:
“…….. three men were killed in the Wall Bar, located next to the U.S. Consulate in this city (Juárez)”
Once an approved I-526 Immigrant Investor petition is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to our Mexican clients, their immigration attorney will apply to the U.S. State Department for an appointment at the U.S. Consulate in Mexico. Our client must then present themselves, with their entire family, to be interviewed at the U.S. Consulate in Juárez before being issued a visa to enter the United States under the EB-5 visa program. Herein lies the problem.
A trip to the U.S. Consulate in Juárez could immediately identify the applicant as a wealthy individual, making them a prime target for kidnapping or assassination.
I am making an urgent plea to the U.S. State department and would encourage all EB-5 stakeholders, attorneys, and other interested parties to urge them to examine alternative locations, suitable for “Consular Processing” of EB-5 visa cases.
The current State Department policy endangers ALL EB-5 candidates applying for the EB-5 program in Mexico. Their current policy increases the possibility that an EB-5 applicant, and/or their family, will be needlessly killed or kidnapped at the final stage of their EB-5 journey, a journey that they embarked upon to escape the violence in Mexico.
It is now time that we do everything in our power to remove this needless threat to our clients and their families.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Apparently Fraudulent Asylum Claims Are Not The Only Way Mexicans Immigrate To The United States
Besides just living in the U.S. illegally, the Mexican rich have another method to live in the U.S.: The EB-5 Investor Visa. And, of course, the immigration bar is upset that these poor little rich Mexicans have to show up for an interview at the U.S. Consulate in Juarez.
Despite the fact that the Mexican government is responsible for protecting Mexican citizens in Mexico, the immigration bar, like Jay Nordlinger, believes that it is the responsibility of American tax-payers to provide for Mexicans, and meet their desires and needs. Nordlinger, like Ted Kennedy and a host of limousine liberals, wants you to pay to alleviate their consciences, or express their generosity.