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[Q] What are some of reasons why regular, direct EB-5 case might have a hard time meeting the 10 job-creation requirement?


[Q] I heard often that practically speaking, a regular, direct investment EB-5 case may have a difficult time meeting the 10 full-time direct job-creation requirement. Is this true, and if yes, what are some of the reasons?

Practically speaking, it is often true, for the following reasons:

1. Direct EB-5 case requires the creation of requisite jobs directly. This means the business has to create ten new (not existing) jobs directly. This is easier said than done.

2. Often, businesses set up are very sensitive to economy, and enough positions may not be created.

3. Often the required jobs may not be created by the time I-829 is adjudicated, since if it involves a new business that is often a small business.

For the above reasons, many people are choosing Regional Center Program over regular, direct EB-5 case.