Atlantic Regional Center for Foreign Investment (ARCFI)

Huffington Post Article

Immigration is back in the headlines — the Senate judiciary committee has just approved a new immigration law, propelled by the efforts of a so-called “Gang of Eight” bipartisan grouping of senators.

Lost in the doubtlessly shrill debate that will soon begin in the Senate is an existing, little known but highly innovative path for foreign nationals who want to contribute to the U.S. economy, and become permanent residents in return.

Created in 1990 by Congress, the “EB-5,” or the Investment Immigration Program, aims to incentivize foreign nationals to invest capital and create jobs in the U.S. To qualify, an immigrant must create or preserve 10 full-time jobs in a period of two years, and make a minimum investment of $1 million ($500,000 for specially defined areas), and invest in a commercial enterprise…

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