The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), offers foreign investors the opportunity to obtain permanent residency in the United States through investment in a commercial enterprise and job creation for qualified American workers. The program is complex and dynamic, with evolving requirements and regulations that can be challenging to navigate, particularly for those new to the program.
Mariza McKee, a partner at Kutak Rock LLP, has made it her mission to assist in the education and information of participants in the EB-5 program. As the chair of the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Best Practices Committee, Mariza has led the effort to update IIUSA's EB-5 Basics Module, a comprehensive educational resource reflecting the recent changes to the EB-5 Regional Center Program brought about by the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA).
The EB-5 Basics Module is divided into four parts, covering a wide range of topics associated with the EB-5 program, including program history, terms, acronyms, visa rules and usage, economics, regional center operations, and USCIS forms and adjudications. Each section of the module is followed by a 10-question assessment, allowing users to gauge their comprehension of the material. The module is intended for individuals new to and/or unfamiliar with the EB-5 program. More information about the course can be found here.