September 18, 2018

U.S. Immigration HOT TOPIC: EB-5

Please join us as we discuss this unique and hot topic of U.S. Immigration Law.

>The growing global economy means that key personnel – and corporate and individual investments – are moving freely around the world via immigration-based programs. This movement of individuals and investments, vital to sustained growth and ingenuity, is expected to increase demand for visas and green cards in 2014.

The Immigrant Investor Program, known as EB-5, has become a highly complex and a hot area of law. EB-5 was created by the U.S. Congress to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. This program provides a green card to a qualified immigrant from any country who invests $1 million, or $500,000 in a high - unemployment or rural area, so long as the business is a new commercial enterprise creating at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. citizens, permanent residents or those authorized to work indefinitely. The estimate is that 90 percent of EB-5 visa applications are through the “Regional Center Pilot Program,” which was reauthorized in 2012 for another three years.

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