[Q] Is direct, individual EB-5 easier to get green card than regional center-based EB-5 project?
The answer given would depend on the person answering and the particular project, but in general, we would say direct, individual EB-5 case takes more work and effort, and is often more difficult to obtain green cards through direct, individual EB-5 case than a regional center based EB-5 case. The main reason for this is that for a direct, individual EB-5 case, it's not easy to create new, ten full-time jobs. Of course, it's not easy for a regional center based EB-5 project but RC based EB-5 project can count indirect/induced jobs.
The answer does not become clear unless you gain a better understanding of EB-5 law. Suffice to say that according to USCIS, over 85% of all filed EB-5 cases are regional center based EB-5 cases. There is a reason for this. This is not to say that alien investors cannot obtain green cards through direct, individual EB-5 case. It really takes different attitude and effort.