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Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Visa, Immigration, Targeted Employment Area

There are currently many different investment immigration programs offered by countries around the world, all of which offer their own unique benefits. Two popular programs are the EB-5 Visa Program in the United States and the Quebec Investment Immigration Program (QIIP) offered in Canada. The following comparison provides an in-depth look at the parameters of… Continue Reading

Posted in Targeted Employment Area, TEA

Two members of the Senate introduced The American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act, S. 1501, in June 2015.  The bill has many provisions seeking to provide reform to the program, including provisions for integrity measures, increased capital investment amounts, and provisions to redefine Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs). Under current law, a TEA is… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Targeted Employment Area

Introduction The Government Accountability Office wrote in its report of August 12, 2015 that 90 percent of EB-5 investments are made in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA).  Under current EB-5 law, a Targeted Employment Area is an area that qualifies for a reduced investment amount of $500,000.  To be designated a TEA, a geographic area must… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Regional Center, Targeted Employment Area, Uncategorized

On October 1st many U.S. Embassy and Consulates overseas, as well as the National Visa Center stopped processing EB-5 based immigrant visa petitions for regional centers due to a mistake in the October visa bulletin.  The visa bulletin for October 2012 erroneously noted that immigrant visa numbers for I-526 petitions approved through the EB-5 Regional… Continue Reading