Program Update: Understanding EB-5 Fund Administrators

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program grants permanent residency to foreign investors that create 10 jobs through a minimum investment of $800,000. Therefore, the most important thing to show the USCIS to get a Green Card is that investment funds are indeed spent on job creation expenses. In the previous EB-5 program (pre-March 2022), there were […]

Why Should I Choose the EB-5 Program?


An EB5 green card is a visa option which has unique requirements and qualifications that applicants must meet. At Houston EB5, we can assist those interested in applying and investing through the entire process. Here is what you should know if you’re thinking about choosing an EB5 green card:  Support Through the Process  At Houston […]

Could Another EB-5 Visa Retrogression Be Around the Corner for Set-Aside Visas?

Immigrant investors from India, China, and Vietnam looking for U.S. citizenship often inquire about EB-5 retrogression. Retrogression caused when the demand for EB-5 visas from a given country exceeds the limited number of visas allotted to applicants from said country in a government fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th). When a country is retrogressed, […]

The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022


The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 is well-received news for people interested in immigrating to the United States. The Act makes changes that benefit people who apply for EB-5 green cards. Here are some of the more significant changes the Act made to the EB-5 program. Reduced Uncertainty for EB-5 Visas The EB-5 […]

Why Work with Houston EB5 as Your Regional Center


When participating in the EB-5 program, you have several different regional centers to choose from. At Houston EB5, we offer several benefits to investors who choose us. Here are some reasons to choose Houston EB5 as your EB-5 regional center:  Who We Are Houston EB5 was founded in 2011, but our history goes back to […]

If I Choose Houston EB5 Should I Move to Texas?


When inquiring about the EB-5 program, several questions may arise about location and requirements. Houston EB5 is a Texas-based regional center, but investors do not need to live in Texas to receive this type of green card. Regardless of where you choose to live within the United States, Houston EB5 can help you gain your […]

What Could Reauthorization Potentially Look Like?

Following the EB-5 Regional Center Program’s expiration on June 30, 2021, many interested immigrant investors have spent the past several months exploring other options. After a lengthy wait filled with uncertainty, reauthorization could finally be around the corner. Since Congress is making progress with other issues that held first priority, the Appropriations Bill – which […]

Could Direct EB-5 Processing Times Be Faster?

As the Regional Center program has expired, does the United States and Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have more time to process Direct EB-5? Christian Triantaphyllis, partner at the Texas-based law firm Jackson Walker LLP and a Top 25 Immigration Attorney per EB5 Investors Magazine, believes it’s quite possible. “If they have that many resources […]

The Most Common Trends of Direct EB-5 Investors

In the current landscape of Direct EB-5 investments, there are three types preferred by foreign investors who are looking to immigrate to the United States. Bernard Rojano, Immigrant Investment Expert and Founder and Principal Consultant at Xecute EB-5 Business Plan Solutions, categorizes these common trends by providing a breakdown of what Direct EB-5 investors are […]

Six Advantages of Making a Direct EB-5 Investment Now

The EB-5 regional center program may have expired, but the EB-5 Direct Immigrant Investor Program is very much alive and Houston EB5 is here to assist. You can make direct EB-5 investments with Houston EB5 through our Moderno Porcelain Works project (details at the end). We visited with three industry experts – Roberto Contreras IV, […]