EB-5 immigration attorney Enrique Gonzalez explains the considerations on the table for the EB-5 Regional Center Program leading up to the new September 30, 2016 extension deadline....
About Enrique Gonzalez
Immigration attorney Enrique Gonzalez is the managing partner of the Florida office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. He counsels a broad spectrum of individuals, clients, and institutions, with an emphasis on advising high-net worth individuals on investment-oriented immigration routes such as the EB-5 visa. He also manages the compliance programs for companies involved in industries as wide-ranging as entertainment, healthcare, agriculture, energy, education/research, food service, technology, and hospitality.
Examples of Attorney Gonzalez’s representative expertise include: reviewing a major theme park’s exchange program partnerships for adherence to U.S. immigration regulations; representing companies in Form I-9 audits conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with immigration-related investigations performed by the Department of Labor/Wage and Hour Division; and managing the immigration compliance programs of major Florida research institutions and universities.
Beginning in January 2013 until August of the same year, Attorney Gonzalez also worked with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio as Special Counsel on Immigration. In this capacity, he advised on and helped negotiate the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which was approved by the U.S. Senate in June 2013. A number of major publications - from the New Yorker, to The New York Times, to Bloomberg Businessweek – have recognized Attorney Gonzalez’s immigration reform achievements as Special Counsel.
Attorney Gonzalez possesses an extensive bibliography of completed lectures. These include speaking on immigration-related issues before organizations and events such as the International Hispanic Network, the Worldwide ERC - Global Workforce Symposium, the University of Miami, the Florida International University School of Law, EB5 Investors Magazine’s 2015 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference, Univision Television Network, and many others.
Upon graduating from Tulane University, magna cum laude, in 1988 with his bachelor’s degree, Attorney Gonzalez attended Cornell University Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1991. Throughout his career he has been listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” on “Who’s Who Legal,” and in “Chambers and Partners USA” where he was also ranked as the “Eminent Practitioner for Florida.” He is admitted to the Florida and District of Columbia State Bars, and is a member of organizations such as the President’s Council at Florida International University, the Citizen’s Board at the University of Miami, the American Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Attorney Gonzalez is bilingual in Spanish and English.