The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is an excellent vehicle for investors with the requisite capital (either $500,000 or $1 million depending on where the destination project is located) to lawfully immigrate to the United States by supporting the U.S. economy through investment and job creation. While all EB-5 applicants must satisfy the same set of requirements, we have found that certain considerations may arise that are particular to the applicant’s geographic area of origin. This post will focus on things that investors from Central and Latin America should keep in mind when considering participation in the EB-5 Program.
As a threshold matter, before submitting an I-526 petition as an EB-5 applicant—and during the pendency of your petition once filed with USCIS—potential applicants will want to ensure that they do not run afoul of U.S. immigration law. Previous and ongoing violations of the immigration laws and regulations can present serious issues for investors who are otherwise qualified and who can otherwise satisfy the requirements of the EB-5 Program.
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