Fredrick W VoigtmannImmigration Attorney
As long as the job creation methodology is reasonable, i.e., based upon commonly-accepted economic methods, like IMPLAN or RIMS II, the USCIS will accept it and credit the indirect/induced job creation. The most important part of the economic methodology is the multiplier and the basis for the inputs. The multiplier will come from the economist focusing on the particular industry and the appropriate methodology. The inputs will come from the business plan and must be based upon verifiable data. The business plan must be credible and feasible. As long as these requirements are met and the investment is sustained for the required period of time, there should be no problem in getting the I-829 approved. The job creation methodology will provide a breakdown to show that the jobs are full-time and permanent and that they are created within the regional center''s geographic area. If the inputs are proven true at the I-829 stage, then the credit is given because the final indirect job creation figure is determined by running the inputs through the multiplier to provide the resulting indirect jobs creation per EB-5 investor.