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How many active, reputable projects are in Florida?

Hi, I live in Sao, Brazil and looking to come to the United States with my wife and daughter. I''m looking for a project in Florida because we are moving there for my daughter to study in high school. Can you tell me how many active projects are in Florida? Also, who has a good reputation there?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is not necessary for you to live in the same state where your funds are being invested. The USCIS website provides a list of regional centers and their locations. It is important to keep in mind that projects that are available now may not be in the future. It is recommended to first satisfy the source of funds requirement. Please contact Rahbaran & Associates. We have Brazilian staff ready to assist you.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    There are several projects in Florida, I would recommend you conduct due diligence or hire an advisor. Please keep in mind you are not required to invest in Florida, you can invest anywhere in the US.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    It does not matter where the regional center or project is in relation to where you decide to live; although, there are many projects in Florida. I suggest that we coordinate a conversation.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are several active projects in Florida. However, you should talk to professionals who can advise you on what your investment goals are and then investigate, recommend and perhaps help you choose a good project. What is important is to find a project that fits your needs, that is affordable and that you are comfortable in investing. If you need further help and feel like consulting our firm, please feel free to do so.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is a list of regional centers on the USCIS website. As for being active, you would need to contact each regional center and see if they have any active/current projects. As for reputation, that depends upon who you ask. A wise investor would conduct serious due diligence by hiring an EB-5 professional, such as are listed on the eb5investors.com website, and have them review all project documents and advise them on the risks involved in that project.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    Please note that you may live anywhere after coming in with EB-5 immigrant visa not just where you wish to live. Thus, you should not look for project that is only in Florida but regional center with excellent approval track record.

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    Michael A Harris

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are many in Florida, well over 20 by now. The number of projects which are based in Florida is even higher. Keep in mind that you are not required to invest in the state where you live, unless that is your preference. Choosing a regional center project is one which requires a team of advisors regarding the securities, business as well as immigration factors in addition to personal reasons. Please feel free to contact me at my office in Miami if you have any questions.

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    Roberto Ortiz

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are several reputable projects on Florida. If you would like, we could set up a telephone or Skype conference to discuss them.

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    Tammy Fox-Isicoff

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are many but no regional center with a long track record - I prefer projects run by regional centers with a long track record.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are many active, reputable, and (from an immigration standpoint) successful EB-5 regional centers and projects in Florida. Being located in Orlando, in the center of the state, our law firm has worked closely with many of the Florida EB-5 entities. A great aspect of the EB-5 program is that the investment can be made into an entity that is anywhere in the US., not just in the area in which you wish to live.

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    Rohit Kapuria

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are many regional centers in the State of Florida and as a result, many different projects. The process to conduct due diligence on a project is extremely time intensive. You should engage the services of an EB-5 attorney to assist you in this process. I should point out that just because you want to live in Florida does not mean that you can only invest in a Florida project. You can invest in a project anywhere in the US.

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    John Roth

    Immigration Attorney
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    Immigration attorneys typically lack the background, skill set, and licensing required to advise an investor about EB-5 project selection. They therefore should not be giving any advice about project selection unless they acquire the necessary financial competence and securities law license. Further, lawyers, when they do opine, tend to overemphasize the things they do understands, like a history of I-829 approvals by the regional center, when in fact this factor doesn''t have a great impact on the likelihood that the any given project will succeed. As my grandmother used to say, "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing", so make sure you seek advice from someone who can see the whole picture and is properly qualified to give you advice.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    First, you will need to retain the services of an experienced EB-5 attorney who may be able to advise you on the immigration history of approvals of a particular EB-5 project. Second, you do not have to invest in a project that is located in the same state you may wish to live in. For example, you may live in Florida but you have the ability to invest in a viable EB-5 project located in another state, and still obtain approval for the EB-5 conditional permanent residency status.

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    Neville M Leslie

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are reputable projects throughout the U.S. As a lawyer, I cannot make any recommendations. You have to do your own due diligence and find the project that best fits your needs and you are most comfortable with.

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