What is a rural area or an area of high unemployment?

In the Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section § 204.6 (i), a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) is defined as a rural area or an area experiencing high unemployment rates. TEA is designed using Census tract data. Eligible TEAs include Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Census Designated Places (CDP), counties, and cities. By…

How can an Immigration Lawyer help me choose a USCIS Regional center?

In all EB-5 petitions, the most important role of an immigration lawyer is to supervise the investment process and provide you comprehensive step-by-step legal advice. In addition to that, investors should work not only with a lawyer that has experience with the eb5 investor visa program, but are also knowledgeable with corporate and business litigation….

What is a Regional center in the EB-5 Pilot Program?  

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) defines a Regional Center as “any economic entity, public or private, which is involved with the promotion of economic growth, improved regional productivity, job creation and increased domestic capital investment”. In other terms, it’s an organization designated by the USCIS as eligible to receive capital from immigrant investors,…