The EB-5 Regional Center Program will be extended short-term through June 30, 2021, at the current investment amounts of $900,000 and $1.8 million per petition as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

This legislation does not address the EB-5 per-country-caps limit or other major reform issues that had been raised just a short time ago in Congress.

However, it does separate EB-5 Regional Center Program reauthorization from future federal spending (appropriations) bills by making its new deadline in June rather than at the end of the fiscal year. This may lead to more focus on EB-5 as a stand-alone issue and generate needed reforms.

The EB-5 Program was created by Congress in 1990 as a way to stimulate the U.S. economy through foreign capital investment and job creation. Eligible foreign nationals who invested the minimum funds required into qualifying job-creating or job-preserving U.S. businesses could apply for U.S. green cards for themselves and their immediate family members.

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EB-5 Regional Center Program Currently Authorized Through June 30th, 2021

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