13. WHAT DEFINES A REGIONAL CENTER?

The following defines a "Regional Center":
 
An organization or entity that has received approval from the USCIS to conduct business concerning the realm of immigration.
 
They were approved for pilot with the EB-5 program in 1993 when Congress approved Section 610(c) of the Appropriations Act.
 
Has a specific ranged within a defined geographical area of the United States;
 
Functions with an interest of promoting economic advancement by increasing export sales, boosting area productivity, creating new jobs, and enhancing capital investment. 
 
Collects multiple investments from foreign investors who participate in the EB-5 program.
 
The requirement of job creation for those who participate in the EB-5 program can or cannot be a direct result of the Regional Center. Indirect jobs are proved viable by a specific methodology.
 
The USCIS is permitted to give priority to EB-5 program participants who apply for visa category investments via a Regional Center.   
 

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