(News and views from IBLF staff and attorneys)
A three judge panel (DC Ct of Appeals) agreed that “culturally acquired knowledge” can be considered specialized knowledge, qualifying an employee for status, overruling a recent USCIS decision denying that status
Question: How can I make an earlier investment qualify for EB-5?
Question Detail: I am a partner for a company in Asia. In October of last year, my company invested $1.5 million in a real estate project in Texas. Since then, we have hired 20 employees already, and I am the sole owner of the U.S. company. How can I apply for the EB-5 category now with that investment? What premium processing options do I have?
Question: How can I verify the legitimacy of a direct investment broker?
Question Detail: I have been approached by a U.S. company wishing to raise funds for my company through direct EB-5 investments, and I wanted to see if there are any ways to determine their legitimacy in regards to USCIS or any other governing bodies. Is there an avenue to verify a company representing "direct" non-regional center investments for domestic companies?
Question: How can two regional centers share the same geography?
Question Detail: Can two regional centers share the same geography? If so, how does this impact indirect job creation claims?
Question: What are the employment restrictions for an EB-5 investor in a direct business? Question Detail: Can an EB-5 investor be employed for compensation at the business in which they invest? If this is possible, are there salary restrictions? Will this employment affect job creation requirements? Answer: An investor may be employed by the business enterprise in which he or she invested, but neither the jobs held by the investor nor family members may be included when proving the 10 full-time position created by the investment.
问：在一个标准EB-5投资项目里， 投资者需要满足哪些创造就业的要求？ 投资者自己可以作为雇员吗？如果可以，有任何资薪上的限制吗？这对创造就业的要求有影响吗？