The EB-5 Investor Immigration Program: Green Shoots or Chutes and Ladders?

The EB-5 Investor Immigration Program: Green Shoots or Chutes and Ladders?

 

"The EB-5 immigrant investor green card program resembles a multi-country version of Chutes and Ladders, the "game of rewards and consequences".  In the EB-5 edition, the ladder represents progress toward a green card and the chute is an ICE-tunneled luge ride ending in immigration court at a removal hearing.  This comparison only begins to approach the bewildering array of laws, regulations, holographic policy interpretations and artificial, bureaucratically-contrived traps for the unwary that lead up -- in two stages -- to the grant or denial to foreign investors of U.S. lawful permanent resident status." - Angelo A. Paparelli, Aug. 26, 2012.