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The EB-5 Investment Capital Requirements section of the USCIS website states that “Note: Investment capital cannot be borrowed." I have read through the regulations governing the EB-5 visa and consulted with a regional center, and it seems that EB-5 funds CAN come from a loan and be borrowed. Why would the USCIS state that EB-5 “investment capital cannot be borrowed?”
I am from Colombia and I am interested in participating in the EB-5 program. Can I get an EB-5 visa if I invest $500,000 to $1 million in an existing private school in Texas (new-5 years old) that is a not-for-profit organization that is growing and creating jobs? What are the additional rules or regulations that pertain to investing in a not-for-profit project?
I am in the process of selling a regional center. Does the regional center need to be a registered LLC in the state it is operating, or can it be registered in a different state but domiciled in the state that it will be operating in? Is there a USCIS law regarding this issue?
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his executive order extending prosecutorial discretion in specific ways to lessen the tragedy of the broken US immigration system.
As of December 3, 2014, Central American children who meet strict requirements have an opportunity to be reunited with parents living lawfully in the United States.
As of November 21, 2014, foreign nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can take advantage of a new TPS (Termporary Protective Status) designation.
This is an important opportunity for such nationals and does NOT depend upon any Congressional action.