The Latino Coalition Joins IIUSA in Calling on Congress to Reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program

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A growing list of public supporters urging Congress to pass long-term reauthorization for vital economic development program.

Invest in the USA (IIUSA) is pleased to share that the Latino Coalition (TLC) joined IIUSA in advocating for reform and long-term reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

The EB-5 Regional Center Program allows federally authorized “Regional Centers” to pool EB-5 visa applicants’ investments to exponentially fuel U.S. local and regional economies with projects that create and save thousands of American jobs.

IIUSA Executive Director Aaron Grau stated, “reforming and cementing a long-term reauthorization can generate more than $9B annually of non-U.S. taxpayer investment into our economy to create and save jobs, just when our economy needs it most.” Grau continued, “That’s why we are so pleased and grateful to the Latino Coalition for joining our effort. The Latino Coalition represents many of the businesses and jobs this reauthorization will impact and their voices are respected on Capitol Hill.”

Unlike all other visas federal statute requires that each EB-5 visa applicant make a significant up-front investment into a U.S. economic development project (either $900,000 or $1.8 million depending on where the project is located) AND create or retain at least 10 U.S. jobs; no jobs…no visa.

TLC Chair Hector Barrerto noted, “We are very pleased to join the IIUSA in this advocacy. EB-5’s non-taxpayer investments catalyze economic development that may otherwise languish. That economic stimulus creates a domino effect that saves jobs.”

For more information about the EB-5 Regional Center Program and IIUSA’s advocacy, please visit


Founded in 2005, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) is the national membership-based 501(c)(6) not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”). Our members account for a vast majority of capital formation and job creation in the U.S. resulting from the Program.

The Latino Coalition (TLC) is a 501 (c) (6) membership organization founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a nationwide non-profit based in Southern California, with offices in Washington, DC and Mexico.

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