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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC07 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization 
Abstract:

In January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to amend its regulations governing the employment-based, fifth preference (EB-5) immigrant investor classification.  In general, under the EB-5 program, individuals are eligible to apply for lawful permanent residence in the United States if they make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States and create or, in certain circumstances, preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. This rule sought public comment on a number of proposed changes to the EB-5 program regulations. Such proposed changes included: raising the minimum investment amount; allowing certain EB-5 petitioners to retain their original priority date; changing the designation process for targeted employment areas; and other miscellaneous changes to filing and interview processes. 

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 204.6    8 CFR 216.6   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(5)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/13/2017  82 FR 4738   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/11/2017 
Final Action  08/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 1205-AB69 
Agency Contact:
Edie Pearson
Chief of Policy, Immigrant Investor Program Office
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
131 M Street NE,
Washington, DC 20529-2200
Phone:202 272-8377