Mehron Azarmehr has been practicing law in Texas since 1992. He first served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General’s office in Austin, Texas; then from 1996 to 1998, he practiced immigration law at Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
In 1999, he founded Azarmehr Law Group, an exclusively immigration-based practice. The law firm is based in Austin with strategic partnerships in Monterrey, Mexico; London, UK; Shanghai, China; and São Paulo, Brazil.
We had a short chat with Mehron to hear this thoughts on the current trends in the investment immigration industry and biggest challenges faced by his company.
- In one sentence, how would you describe the state of the investment immigration industry today?
I would describe the investment immigration industry as very strong today. This is directly liked to increased uncertainty causes by the disruption in the trade policies.
- With the increase in investment requirements for the EB5, how will this affect the appeal of the programme?
The EB5 program will continue as a very attractive option for HNWI who would like to immigrate to the US. The lottery system for H-1B visas and increasing retrogression for EB-2 and EB-3 will continue to make U.S. Permanent residency through EB-5 program a more attractive and viable option.
- What are the biggest challenges that your company is facing over the next 12 months?
With the current 3.5% unemployment in the U.S., our biggest challenge is recruiting top talent for our rapidly growing needs.
- How do you see the investment immigration industry evolving over the next 12 years?
Investment based immigration will accelerate its growth once we have final rules and clarity on the investment requirements and TEA rules.
Mehron AzarmehrManaging Attorney, Azarmehr Law Group
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