About Delgado Law Group
Jacqueline Delgado is the Founder and Managing Partner at Delgado Law Group, focusing in the area of Immigration Law. Ms. Delgado has vast experience representing businesses and investors in their applications for EB-5 green cards, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O, and P visas. Further, she has served as In-House Counsel for Butler Search Group which specializes in hospitality recruitment of J-1 and H-2B employees for hotels and private country clubs throughout the United States, and other investment and property management corporations throughout the South Florida area. Ms. Delgado is Of Counsel and the Chair of the International Practice Group at Joseph C. Kempe, P.A., a firm that offers pre-immigration and international tax planning, immigration assistance and international tax compliance. In addition to her work in immigration business matters, Ms. Delgado also represents clients seeking green cards, naturalization, as well as assist immigrants who are victims of a crime, seeking asylum, or other humanitarian relief before the Immigration Court. She has also argued appeals before the Third and the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Due to her previous experience at the Public Defender's Office, Ms. Delgado frequently lectures on the crossroads between immigration law and criminal defense throughout Palm Beach and Broward County. She is also a member of the Palm Beach County Liaison Committee for American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mrs. Delgado is the daughter of Cuban immigrants. When she is not practicing law she is either on the tennis court or enjoying time with her family. Education: St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL, J.D. 2007 University of Miami, Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Coral Gables, FL, B.A. 2004 Bar Admissions: Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Professional Memberships: Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Immigration Lawyers Association Languages: English, Spanish, French
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ's ?
What does EB-5 stand for?
The investment immigrant visas — also called employment creation green cards — are the fifth employment-based category listed on the visa bulletin issued by the Department of State. EB-5 is short for “employment-based fifth category.”
Is it necessary for me to choose a Regional Center or a project geographically near to where I plan to reside?
No, you can be involved in the management of the investment without being physically present at the site. You may need to attend investor's meetings in person from time to time, but can likely otherwise participate by telephone or electronic means.
Can my family members immigrate with me?
Yes, spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 may also obtain their green cards via the primary investor's EB-5 petition.
How long does it take to get an EB-5 green card?
A good rule of thumb is to plan f0r processing to take about six months, although the actual time varies somewhat. Prior to the expiration date on the initial green card, the investor and any family members must apply to have the conditions removed.
Which is better — the Regional Centers or the traditional $1,000,000 investment?
For most clients, the Regional Center route is a better fit. The Regional Centers already have a framework in place for the management of the investment and the initial investment amount is lower. However, some clients have already made an investment or have a different project in mind.