EB5 Investors Magazine "Top 25 issue" Volume 9 Issue 1 | Page 97

Months later the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program was born and was passed into law by the Immigration Act of 1990 . Two years later , Congress established the EB-5 Regional Centers , enacted for five years , but requiring regular reauthorizations .
And so , the EB-5 Investor Program took off , and along with it Hirson ’ s work and standing in the EB-5 community .
“ I began forming and registering regional centers , creating project structures for clients ’ programs , and filing individual cases . Over the 30 plus years of the program I have filed literally thousands of EB-5 cases ,” says Hirson .
Hirson has since established himself well in the EB-5 field . Among his many accomplishments , Hirson chaired the American Immigration Lawyers Association , Southern California Chapter and says he “ struck an excellent repour with the then INS officers in the Los Angeles District .” He says to this day he has former district directors and other officers calling him for assistance with immigration law cases .
He also chaired the State Bar of California , International Law Section ( ILS ), which immigration law fell under at the time .
“ We put on several very successful immigration seminars which I led . I also represented the ILS in many of the State Bar continuing legal education programs and at annual State Bar conferences ,” says Hirson .
He ’ s also been extensively published on the topic of EB-5 and other immigration law issues , presented nationally and internationally and edited two publications on immigration law for corporate counsel consecutively each year for more than 15 years .
“ Over the years I participated as an observer and in some federal litigation cases also worked tangentially with the litigation counsel . Most cases were won in the Federal Court ,” says Hirson .
His firm has even established their own litigation department “ to challenge the bad decisions from USCIS in Federal Court .” He says the firm has been very successful , either by judgment in favor of their clients or by negotiated settlement with the office of the U . S . Attorney .