Under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, any EB-5 project with more than one EB-5 investor must be sponsored by a Regional Center. The “Pooled Direct” investment schemes were thus eliminated.
Those “pool direct” investments became popular during the eight-month lapse of the Regional Center program (June 30, 2021 – March 15, 2022)
Petitions filed before March 15, 2022 are grandfathered, but USCIS is rejecting petitions filed on or after March 15, 2022 based on a pooled, non-regional center investment.
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