USCIS Teleconference: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – 8/29/16

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Teleconference on Monday, August 29th, between 1:00pm and 2:00pm (Eastern). This second teleconference is being held because of telephone issues encountered during the July 28th EB-5 teleconference from Miami, FL. This second engagement will address questions that were not heard or shared during the previous engagement. The remarks from the July 28th EB-5 engagement are available at, “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Stakeholder Engagement from Miami“.

Event Information:
DATE: Monday, August 29, 2016 TIME: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Eastern)

To join the teleconference:
Note: It is recommended that you call in 10 to 15 minutes before the teleconference begins.
– Toll-free number: 1-888-390-1015 – Toll number if you are calling from outside of the U.S.: 1-312-470-7212 – Passcode: EB5
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,8/17/16, National Engagement:
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Stakeholder Teleconference

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