Comment: EB-5 - The Next Steps
The EB-5 Program started over two decades ago but only in recent years it has grown dramatically. In today's issue of Immigration Daily we carry an article from The Immigration Policy Center, which survey the programs progress and achievements. In 2012 the program (which was always provisionary) was extended by 3 years. That means that unless Congress acts, the program is set to expire in September 2015. In addition to making the program permanent, there are other proposed reforms which should be considered, similar to ones proposed in the 2013 Senate immigration bill.
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"The EB-5 program has created more than 20,000 jobs, good-paying jobs paying above minimum wage throughout Pennsylvania," says [Pennsylvania Governor] Rendell. "In addition, this program brings investors to the United States that are successful entrepreneurs, innovative and creative, above and beyond the money that they provide...it's a home run for everyone."
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