Charles FosterImmigration Attorney
Under certain conditions the investment made by an E-2 investor may count toward the minimum $500,000 investment required for purposes of acquiring lawful permanent residency under the EB-5 classification. The enterprise itself must be located in a Targeted Economic Area (TEA) in order to qualify for a minimum investment of $500,000. One would still create a minimum of 10 jobs for U.S. workers. It would be more complex if you had multiple restaurants and you tried to accumulate the investment made in each restaurant as well as county employees in separate restaurants. As always, you should consult experienced immigration counsel.