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[Q] What does being a USCIS designated regional center mean?
Basically, it means USCIS reviewed the regional center designation application and gave its approval that the regional center operator can set up EB-5 projects within the approved area pursuant to the investment structure and industries described in its regional center application, using the job calculation methodology described therein.
Note having a regional center designation does not mean that USCIS will automatically approve all I-526 petitions and/or I-829 petitions submitted under an EB-5 project carried out pursuant to such USCIS designated regional center program. Therefore, EB-5 investors should not mistakenly assume that the U.S. government has made some guarantee that investors will get their permanent green cards if they make necessary investments.