EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
USCIS administers the EB-5 Program. Under this program, entrepreneurs are eligible o apply for a green card if they make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S workers.
Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program. This sets aside EB-5 visa for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.