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How do EB-5 TEA regulations work?

Hi, I am interest in opening a company in TEA, Dallas region. 2 questions. 1. My catchment area for the clients is beyond TEA region- is this ok? 2. Can I have 2 offices related to the same business- so I could invest 250K in 1 TEA office and 250 in another?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    The purpose of investing in a TEA is to create jobs in an area that is need of jobs. USCIS could view this business plan as defeating the purpose of the program in the first place. If both of your offices are located in a TEA and meet the job requirement, then it could potentially be accepted. A thorough analysis is required to see what the best option is. Please consult an experienced EB-5 attorney.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    This is a complicated question that requires a thorough analysis of how and where the businesses would be located etc. I would recommend you contacting a lawyer or our office for an in depth discussion.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The new commercial enterprise should be primarily doing business within the TEA. It does not matter where your clients are from. It matters where the business is located and where the jobs are being created. It is advisable to make the full investment in one TEA. You should consult with an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney for the legal requirements on this matter.

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    Bill Travis Klein

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your question is a complicated issue in EB-5 Law. Generally, you would have to invest the entire amount ($500K) in one TEA Area. You really should be consulting with an Immigration Attorney about your business goals so the attorney can explore if it is possible in your business situation and if it is worth it to you to litigate the issue if USCIS does not agree with your business plan and strategy on one business in multiple TEA Regions.

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
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    As long as the principle place of business is in a TEA AND your project locations are within the overall geography of a regional center, you''re okay.

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