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Do I have to find a local immigration attorney for my EB-5 case?

I am currently living in California with an H-1b visa. I want to apply for a regional center project in Texas. As far as I know, the regional center is headquartered in Arizona. Do I need to find an immigration attorney licensed in California, Texas or Arizona, or it doesn’t matter in an EB-5 case?

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    Igor Serbinin

    Immigration Attorney
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    With that kind of investment, it does matter quite a bit unless the regional center provides you with one at their expense.

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    Jimena G Cabrera

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. You do not have to find a local immigration attorney. Since the immigration law is federal law, your attorney can be located anywhere in the United States.

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    Blake Harrison

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your immigration attorney does not need to be located in the state where the EB-5 investment will be made.

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    Michael A Harris, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    It does not matter in any federal immigration case. So long as your lawyer is licensed within a state bar of the United States, they are able to represent you.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Any U.S. immigration lawyer, anywhere in the world, should be able to help you.

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    Mark AM Catam, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    It should not matter where the attorney is located/licensed. However, make sure to retain an experienced EB-5 attorney.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
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    It does not matter, but find one with good experience and a track record of success.

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    Daniel B Lundy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Immigration is federal law. You can use any licensed and experienced immigration attorney, regardless of the location.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    You just want a licensed immigration attorney with experience in EB-5 cases specifically.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    The location of an attorney does not matter.

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    Ting Geng

    Immigration Attorney
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    Because Immigration Law is federal law, you can retain an attorney licensed in any state, as long as that attorney has experience in EB-5.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The location of your immigration attorney does not matter.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    In nearly any type of immigration case, it really does not matter where your attorney is located. This is because all the papers are sent by the lawyer to the Immigration Service via Federal Express or some other carrier service. What you should be looking for is an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney who can fully handle the analysis of the EB-5 project you are thinking about and explain to you how it compares to others available in the market; who is experienced in helping clients put together source of funds proof; and who is experienced in preparing EB-5 petitions and submissions.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The most important aspect is to find an experienced immigration attorney who is committed to your case and who knows the industry. Being local can help since sometimes an in-person meeting can help but most important is to find someone who knows the industry.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, in EB-5 you do not need to hire an attorney based on location. You can employ an attorney from anywhere in the country.

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