EB-5 USCIS Teleconference from Miami – (7-28-16)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Teleconference from Miami, Florida on Thursday, July 28th, between 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern). The event will start with an update of the EB-5 program followed by a question and answer session. USCIS is inviting participants to ask non-case specific questions or provide feedback on the EB-5 program.

Event Information:
DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2016 TIME: 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern)
To register for this session, please follow the steps below:
• Visit USCIS’s registration page to confirm your participation • Enter your email address and select “Submit”
• Select “Subscriber Preferences”
• Select the “Event Registration” tab • Be sure to provide your full name and organization • Complete the questions and select “Submit”

If you wish to attend in person (Miami), please indicate so in your subscriber preferences when selecting your method of attendance. Please register early, seating is limited.

Note: After your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.

Background:
In 1990, Congress created the EB-5 Program to help stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by approved immigrant investors. Under this program, entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a green card (permanent residence) under specific conditions. Congress placed a 10,000 annual limit on the number of visas available for the EB-5 program. In 1992 Congress set aside 3,000 of the EB-5 visa total for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program. These set aside EB-5 visas are for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers which are approved by USCIS.
USCIS warns that potential investors should always do their own research and consult with a financial professional before making any investment decisions.

Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, National Engagement:
EB-5 National Stakeholder Engagement Invitation

Related Link:
USCIS.gov, Web Page:
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program