EB-5 Q&A: Does Los Angeles qualify for the $500,000 minimum investment requirement?

Question Detail: I have a client who wants to buy an existing business, a grocery market with liquor store, in Los Angeles, California. Does Los Angeles qualify for the $500,000 minimum EB-5 investment requirement? Will the immigrant investor need to create ten new jobs for the grocery market, or simply maintain existing jobs?


EB-5 Q&A: What is the law about refunding my capital if I am denied my I-526?

Question Detail: Most regional centers that I am reviewing state in their offering docs that they will refund an EB5 investment if the I-526 is denied. Some will give back a portion of the administrative fee. Is there a law by USCIS or the SEC that requires a regional center to return my full capital contribution?

EB-5 Q&A:How can one EB-5 project be associated with two regional centers?

Question Detail: Can two regional centers "co-host" one project? That is, two separate regional centers will each seek EB-5 investors for the same project (until the EB-5 project quota is filled), with the investors filing under their respective regional center. If yes, will two sets of PPM/business plans/economic analyses have to be made? Will any complications arise from this structure?