[HOT] List of qualifying "rural" areas within California state


List of qualifying "rural" areas within California state

* Note the list can change each year; therefore, appropriate California agency must be consulted to confirm that your intended area is indeed a "rural" area at the time you submit your I-526 immigrant petition.

Alpine

Amador

Calaveras

Colusa

Del Norte

Glenn

Humboldt* (All cities and towns in Humboldt County qualify, except Eureka)

Inyo

Lake

Lassen

Mariposa

Mendocino

Modoc

Mono

Nevada

Plumas

Sierra

Siskiyou

Tehama

Trinity

Tuolumne
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Note that a "rural area" under the EB-5 law is defined as "any area other than an area within a Metropolitan Statistical Area or the outer boundary of any twon having a population of 20,000 or more". This means for areas other than the "rural areas" listed above, to qualify as TEA area, the area has to be considered as a "high unemployment area" under the EB-5 law. I tell you, it's not easy being an immigration attorney these days: too many things you have to be aware.