Popularity of EB-5 Regional Centers with Chinese Immigrants
The EB5 immigration program allows people from all over the world to come to the United States in order to invest in job creation and job preservation. This program initially provides a restricted Green Card, then an unrestricted Green Card and allows immigrants to eventually gain U.S. citizenship. This program has been particularly popular among the increasing numbers of upwardly mobile Chinese investors. Since investors are able to gain U.S. citizenship as part of the EB-5 program, they may be willing to accept a lower rate of return on their investment funds initially, and this makes the program a very popular source of capital for developers in the U.S.