Some of the key developments under the final rule include:
• Raising the minimum investment amounts ($900,000 for TEA and $1.8 million for non-TEA);
• Revising the standards for certain targeted employment area (TEA) designations;
• Giving USCIS responsibility for directly managing TEA designations;
• Clarifying USCIS procedures for the removal of conditions on permanent residence; and
• Allowing EB-5 petitioners to retain their priority date under certain circumstances.