Invest In America The Hitsory Of EB5 Visa

The History of the U.S. Investment Visa

The US Congress’ Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT 90) established the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to stimulate the U.S. economy through foreign investment and create jobs.

This act dramatically reformed the U.S. immigration system and amongst other things, instituted changes to non-immigrant visa classes, the rules governing deportation, and raised the limits on legal immigration.

EB-5 Reforms of the 1990s

The Immigrant Investor Program was founded as a pilot program in 1990 and is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The program permits foreign investors to invest funds in the United States in order to be granted greens cards for themselves and their families to live and work in the US. At least 10 full time and paid jobs must be created for each investor. Read more

Donald Trump Presidency And The Future of EB5 Visas

EB-5 Visas Expected to Reach New Heights Under The Trump Administration

Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion on the fate of the EB-5 visa program and what sort of impact the US presidential election and its surprise result will have on immigration laws in general in the US.

The Eb-5 visa program, also referred to as the Immigrant Investor Program, grants visas to foreign investors who invest at least $500, 000 into a U.S. project that will create a minimum of 10 jobs for US workers.

Some Changes Expected, But The EB 5 Program To Continue

As most people who followed the presidential debates are aware, Donald Trump was very much anti-trade, anti-Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), anti-North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and against the ability of other countries to manufacture and ship product to the United States in a way that undercuts American companies that produce the same goods. Read more

American Investors What You Need To Know About EB5 Investments

What Every EB-5 Investor Needs to Know When Selecting an EB-5 Investment

All investments come with a certain amount of risk, and this is no different for the investments made through the EB-5 program, where in fact the law mandates on at risk equity investment.

As it related to an EB-5 investor, risk is defined as the financial position into which the investor will place himself or herself in an attempt to obtain US residency by investing into an approved EB-5 project of any nature.

Risk may be inherent in any aspect the investment, for example:

  • The type of investment
  • The location of the project
  • The capital structure
  • The history of the Regional Center and any minor projects
  • The integrity of the people behind the Regional Center or the project

Every EB-5 investor must investigate and know his or her own level of tolerance and choose an investment project accordingly. Read more