EB5 Investors Magazine (English Edition) Volume 5, Issue 1 - Page 67

2016 EB-5 Foreign Direct Investment Origin Amount ($m) Immigrant Visas Issued / Adjusted Amount ($m) Visas 30 150 25 120 100 20 80 15 60 10 40 5 20 0 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Fiscal Year* Amount ($m) Market Share FY Immigrant Visas Issued & Adjustments of Status** 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 $3.5 million $3 million $3.5 million $9 million $16 million $9 million $11.5 million $27.5 million $17 million $28.5 million 4.09% 1.89% 1.54% 2.54% 2.68% 1.48% 1.72% 1.53% 0.93% 1.8% 5 20 19 19 72 62 37 76 87 96 * Federal government fiscal year is October 1 - September 30 ** Visas issued represents visa granted to individuals outside of the United States. Adjustments of Status represents individuals already in the United States who adjusted their status. Sources: I-526 Approval Statistics by Country of Birth via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filed by IIUSA; U.S. Dept. of State; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services QUALITY EDUCATION AS DRIVING FORCE FOR INDIAN EB-5 MARKET The main driver, DeCicco said, is the desire of the younger generation to live in the United States. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of pressure from the government or economically that is driving Indians to emigrate, he said. “We have found that most people are looking at EB-5 for their children,” he said. “Some want their children to be educated in the U.S. and are looking to make the move before their children reach high school age. Others have children who are already attending university in the U.S. and have expressed a desire to stay after graduation.” Rohit Kapuria, an EB-5 securities and immigration attorney at Arnstein & Lehr LLP, agreed, noting that many Indian investors are looking beyond their children’s college education. “The parents, who are well s ]Y[[XK\H[\[BY[ۈ[ݚ[HKˋ8'H\\XHZY 8'^B[H[]HZ\[[HX\]Hوܚ›ܝ[]Y\ XYH[HKˈ][]H KP\H\ۈH\H\\]\][\HYX[܂[X[KˈYHܘYܚ[HTˈPMH]\[HH[ۋ'B[ܙH[[ܙK[X[[Z[Y\\H[[Z\YKXYH[[HKˋXܙ[]HBH[]]Hو[\][ۘ[YX][ۋHۜٚ]ܙ[^][ۈ][\[[[^\YKXXYܘ[\ˈ[HHو[X[Y[K˂Y\\ܛۈۜ\[Hݙ\H\ YX\H\وY[ܚY[][H[XH\Y[H M LMH[ MKLMXY[ZXYX\[ܙX\[˜\[X][H \[[ H\[ \X][KH\و[X[Y[[H[]Y]\\›[ܙH[\H]]\XY\YX[’[XHXۙۛH[H[]\X 'X]\HوH[Z\Hو LP]Z[X[]H܂ܘYX][[X[Y[\[\H[ܙX\[B][Z\[[H\]Z\Y[\Y[܈PMx'BZYX\]Y\ؘ[X[Y[\\[[\و[[ZYܘ][ۈ]\H]Y\[\X]\˂PRSTԔːB