On April 2, 2016 the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa. In the report the CRS highlights the EB-5 Program history, requirements, the petition process, admissibility, economic impact, policy issues and legislation from the 114th Congress. The report also includes appendixes visualizing historical EB-5 visa data.
From the Report:
“The upcoming expiration date of the Regional Center Program has renewed congressional focus on the EB-5 visa category. Questions include whether the Regional Center Program should be extended or made permanent, and if so should it be modified, or should it be allowed to expire.”
The Congressional Research Service works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.