U.S. Immigration Options for Foreign Investors: Temporary and Permanent José R. Pérez, Jr., Partner Board Certified Immigration & Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Houston Association of Realtors International Day November 19, 2009
Unemployment Rate: Texas Compared to the Rest of the Country Source: U.S. Census Bureau State Current unemployment rate Increase from last year Texas 8.0% 60.0% Nation 10.2% 38% LARGEST STATES California 12.2% 60.5% New York 9.0% 57.8% Florida 10.7% 64.6% Pennsylvania 8.6% 56.3% WORST UNEMPLOYMENT Michigan 15.2% 76.7% Nevada 13.2% 88.5% Oregon 12.2% 87.6% Rhode Island 12.8% 54.2% State Current unemployment rate Increase from last year BEST UNEMPLOYMENT No. Dakota 4.3% 30.0% So. Dakota 4.9% 29.5% Nebraska 5.0% 51.0% NEIGHBORING STATES Oklahoma 6.8% 74.3% New Mexico 7.5% 74.0% Arkansas 7.1% 39.2% Louisiana 7.8% 62.5%
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Visa Bulletin November 2009 Family Based Preference All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - Mainland Born INDIA MEXICO PHILLIPINES 1 st 15OCT03 15OCT03 15OCT03 08JUL92 22OCT93 2A C 01APR05 22JAN05 C C 2B 01JUN02 01JUN02 22APR01 01JUN02 01JUN02 3rd C C C C C 4th C C C C C
Visa Bulletin November 2009 Employment Based Preference All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - Mainland Born INDIA MEXICO PHILLIPINES 1 st C C C C C 2 nd C 01APR05 22JAN05 C C 3 rd 01JUN02 01JUN02 22APR01 01JUN02 01JUN02 Other Workers 01JUNE01 01JUN01 22APR01 01JUN01 01JUN01 4 th C C C C C Certain Religious Workers U U U U U 5 th C C C C C Targeted Employment Areas/ Regional Centers C C C C C
The State of Vermont regional center covering the entire territory of the State. Current projects include the expansion of 2 ski and golf resorts.
The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation’s Regional Center project to promote redevelopment of the old Navy Yard properties in South Philadelphia.
California Military Base Regional Center that pools investment funds to refurbish closed military bases in California. The Regional Center loans money to local California development entities. These funds are then used to construct needed infrastructure.
Regional Centers frequently operate successfully in cooperation with City, County or State governments.