Earlier this month, about a week before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Department of Homeland Security proposed increasing the minimum investment amount required for the EB-5 program to $1.35 million in a “targeted employment area,” up from $500,000 currently. A targeted employment area is an area with high unemployment or a rural area. The proposal suggests raising the minimum investment to $1.8 million for developments in low- to average-unemployment areas, up from the current $1 million.
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