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TOP IMMIGRATION AT TORNEYS IRINA ROSTOVA IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS EB5 INVESTORS MAGAZINE I rina Rostova is a founding partner at Rostova Westerman Law Group with a background in bank management and commercial litigation. Rostova serves as the Chair of the IIUSA’s Public Policy Committee where her focus is on resolving policy issues that affect the EB-5 industry as a whole. Rostova became an immigration attorney out of her passion for the EB-5 program, believing that for many entrepreneurs it presents a more assured way to permanent residency. Rostova oversees hundreds of in- progress EB-5 petitions for investors from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and is a principal EB-5 attorney for Eastern Europe. HOW DO YOU THINK THE EB-5 PROGRAM SHOULD BE REFORMED? to have a healthy place in the market. Allowing the program to sunset without either an extension or a reform would be devastating to the tens of thousands of investors currently in process; we should seek a resolution before this happens. WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY? Hotel projects are now rare, although they did not completely disappear from the market. Since the increase of the minimum investment amount, investors have developed a level of comfort with equity investment models and an appetite for higher returns. As investors commit larger sums to the EB-5 projects, they wish to see some return to help them combat the inflation. In light of the uncertainty with the program renewal, projects with directly created jobs are also receiving more attention. The program will thrive with either the reform or an extension. In an ideal world we would see a smaller minimum investment gap between the TEA and non-TEA zones. This would give an advantage to TEA projects while still allowing non-TEA projects Thank you for voting Mark Davies, Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys 2021 Italy UK USA Turkey EB5 | E2 | L1 Visas EB1 | EB3 | O1 Corporate Law Tax Advice Registered Agent Services Property Services Bankruptcy & Debt Investor Visa Innovator Visas Start-Up Visas Sole Represenative Visas Global Talent Visa Tax & Accountancy Italian Naturalization Tax & Residency Real Estate & Property Corporate Services Debt Collection Citizenship by Investment Project Due Diligence Tax and Accountancy Property Services Philippines Corporate Services Retiree Visas Egypt Corporate Law Intellectual Property Rights Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme Chile Work Permits Corporate Services India Tax & Remittance Planning Debt & Bankruptcy Disputes Resolution Vietnam Work Permits Company Formation Global Presence | Local Service smistry@usimmigrationadvisor.com | www.usimmigrationadvisor.com EB5INVESTORS.COM 39