The Case for Direct Jobs and Direct Investment

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Direct or indirect. That is the question.

When it comes to the EB-5 investment visa program, it is really two questions.

Direct or Indirect Jobs. Being able to count indirect jobs created to qualify an investor to obtain permanent resident status may seem like a good idea at first glance. It seems to make it easier for an investor to obtain a change of status, but it often works against the investor. Adjudicating indirect job creation often requires the wisdom of Solomon, and the last time we checked, he was not employed by the USCIS. Investing where there is a surety of creating direct jobs can avoid some nasty surprises when it comes time to file an I-829.

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