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How does the USCIS define ''rural area'' for EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs)?

What standards does USCIS use to define an EB-5 visa TEA rural area?


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    Brandon Meyer

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The regulations state that a rural area is "any area not within either a metropolitan statistical area (as designated by the Office of Management and Budget) or the outer boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more."