How to Obtain a Green Card Through the “Million Dollar Investor Visa” (EB-5)

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by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq.

The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” was created by U.S. Congress in 1990 to stimulate the United States economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.  Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.  Following growing rates of applications, there have been new regional centers cropping up rapidly to accommodate these investments. Continue reading