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川普移民改革法案對EB-5的影響 | Buda 觀點

http://dailynews.sina.com   2019年03月11日 20:08   博達移民律所

原創: 美國博達移民律所 BLG美國博達 2017-08-09

2017年8月1日,一項即將大幅縮減合法移民數量的新移民法案正式出爐,它被稱作"RAISE Act",意指美國移民改革促進就業法案。雖然這項法案得到了總統川普的支持,但它卻並沒有收穫所有共和黨的青睞,因此,它的去向如何還有待時間的檢驗。有趣的是,這項法案如果被實施,它給EB-5投資移民和其它職業移民所帶來的影響將不容小覷。

這項新的法案將引入計分制度,對獲得移民資格的申請人的最低分數要求爲30分。對EB-5投資移民比較感興趣的申請人,將仍然能夠通過他們的投資來獲得分數,但不同的是,他們的投資的影響力將會大大減低。根據新的計分制度,投資人投入135萬美金到美國某新開發的商業企業,將記6分;而如果投入180萬美金,則將記12分。這除了意味着大幅增加的投資額度外,投資者在新的法案下還需要“積極地管理他們投資的商業企業,並將其作爲他們的主要職業”。也就是說,之前依靠區域中心的投資方式可能在一定程度上將被淘汰,而投資者現在需要直接參與到投資經營活動中。值得注意的是,EB-5一直以來吸引着大量海外資金,其重要原因之一就是它對投資者的管理參與度要求低。在區域中心項目中,投資者並不需要具備任何積極的管理角色。因此,基於新法案將投資者人的身份嚴格限制爲企業家,其要求的積極管理角色會大大約束EB-5項目的可操作性。

我們再次重申,這項法案的未來去向並不被看好,但如果其被實施,那麼美國移民總量將可能減少,非法移民數量則反而可能增加,從而使美國經濟再次遭受打擊。如果您對此法案有任何疑問,或者有任何其它移民相關問題,歡迎隨時聯繫我們爲您解答。

 

RAISE Act Effects on EB-5 Visa

On August 1, 2017, an immigration bill was introduced which would significantly cut legal immigration. The bill is called the RAISE Act and it stands for Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Employment Act. Although the bill has President Trump’s support, it does not have the support of all the Republicans and so is not likely to move forward. Interestingly, the Bill would have pretty impactful consequences on the investor visa, EB-5, as well as other employment based visas.

The new system would involve a point system that would require applicants to have 30 points or higher in order to immigrate to the U.S. Investors such as the ones that were previously interested in the EB-5 program would still receive points for their investments, but the significance of those investments would now be greatly reduced. Investors would get 6 points if they invest $1.35 million in a US new commercial enterprise, and 12 points if they invest $1.8 million in a US new commercial enterprise. The difference here, besides the significant increase in investment amount, is that investors would now need to “actively manage the commercial enterprise as their primary occupation.” This means that all previously relied upon “Regional Centers” would now become more or less obsolete, as the investors would now need to be directly involved in the investment opportunity. One of the key factors contributing to the EB-5 program’s growth as a significant source of development capital is the minimal management requirement. Investors were not required to have an active management role within any of the regional centers with whom they invested in. As such, an active management requirement would significantly restrict the EB-5 program’s usefulness by limiting the program strictly to entrepreneurs as opposed to primary investors.

Again, the bill is not likely to move forward, but if it were to be successful, total immigration would likely be reduced, but illegal immigration would probably rise, likely making the economy suffer once more. If you have any questions about this newly proposed immigration bill and how it might affect you, or any other immigration related questions, please feel free to call Buda Law Group any time.

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