If you are bringing money to invest in business in the United States, you are more than welcome to come. That is the general philosophy of the little-known EB-5 immigrant investor visa program (employment based immigration, fifth preference). The threshold required investment level is US $1,000,000.00, unless the investment is made into a business located in a targeted employment area, at which time a reduced investment of $500,000.00 USD is required.
While this program has existed for many years, USCIS has recently announced changes and enhancements to it, encouraging many U.S. based companies to take advantage of it and bring millions of dollars in foreign investment into the economy.
Martha Galindo, owner of Galindo Publicidad in Florida, has just started diversifying its activity and promoting this fast-track immigration program. They recently signed an agreement with New Energy Horizons Regional Center to promote solar energy investments through the EB-5 US visa program.
As an authorized agent of New Energy Horizons, Galindo would be able to serve as the initial liaison in the process of providing an immigration path and attract foreign investment to this Designated Regional Center – New Energy Horizons Regional Center – approved to operate in the state of California in 2011. According to attorney Mr. Larry Behar, Legal Counsel for New Energy Horizons, “of the 10,000 investor visas that are available annually, a minimum of 3,000 are reserved for those who apply under the Regional Center program.”
Immigrating in style
Each investor’s visa should generate 10 jobs within 2 years as a requirement. EB-5 is administered by the US government (USCIS) and it is dedicated to providing investors with one of the fastest and best US immigrant visa options available today. Qualified and approved investors and their families would enjoy permanent residency status and a path to US citizenship. All of this with the support of an active EB-5 team who are exclusively dedicated to the creation and administration of EB-5 Regional Centers and Investors. This choice is one of the fastest options to US immigration along with an established set of opportunities for an international expansion of business development strategies and portfolios.
In the specific case of the New Energy Horizons Regional Center, there’s also the opportunity to invest individually. As an individual, the investor receives an annualized interest of 4%. All EB-5 deposits are FDIC insured before investing; and investments in solar energy projects are also insured. The $1,000,000 USD investment produces an annualized interest of 6%.
“We are proud to promote solar energy projects through the EB-5 choice. It creates jobs and attracts foreign capital. We need it now,” said Martha Galindo, President of Galindo Publicidad.
Regarding the complex issue of immigration, Galindo has much to say to Congress, but summarizes the priorities this way: “We need immigration reform now and certainly do need to openly promote anywhere we can these investor’s visas. Also, allow foreign graduate students to stay if they are offered jobs or set up businesses in the US. We need talent from foreign lands to grow our economy and enrich our country.”
If interested in learning more about the EB-5 visa through the New Energy Horizons Regional Center, please contact Martha Galindo at 1-800- 572-9446 or firstname.lastname@example.org