How the EB-5 Brings the American Dream to Immigrants
Pursuit of the American dream is the reason most immigrants come to the United States. Although there is no formal definition of the term, to most observers it means that anyone, by the means of hard work, can achieve success in a society that does not deny upward mobility to anyone based on where they were born or their class at birth. Our Declaration of Independence does not mention the American dream per se, but it does state that this is a land where all men are created equal, and endowed with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s a powerful concept, and the EB-5 visa program can make the American dream a reality for qualified investors.
Better Quality of Life
The United States’ standard of living is among the highest in the world. If you ever had a dream of exactly where you want to live – whether by the ocean, in the mountains, in a big city, comfortable suburb or out in the country – you can find that ideal spot in this giant nation. Shopping, dining, recreation, entertainment and cultural activities are readily available. Because the United States is made up of immigrants, you can easily sample cuisines from around the world, whether at restaurants or at home via your local supermarket. The EB-5 visa program allows you to live anywhere you would like in the United States. You are not limited by the location of your Regional Center investment.
The American healthcare system is among the finest in the world. Increasingly technology-focused, the system offers state-of-the-art procedures and equipment. Well-to-do people worldwide choose to come to the United States for treatment when diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Anyone can purchase healthcare coverage in the U.S. through the Affordable Care Act.
In most parts of the country, specialists and world-class healthcare facilities are within convenient access to residents.
The U.S. protects property rights and assets, making it a secure place to live, purchase real estate and invest your money. There is a long history of government stability, in a nation respectful of the rule of law. United States law does not permit discrimination based on nationality, religion, ethnicity, race, color or sex. We are truly the land of the free and are deservedly celebrated as such.
Educational opportunities are often a priority for immigrant families, and the EB-5 visa program allows the investor, the investor’s spouse and unmarried children under age 21 to go to school in the United States.
The American public education system offers free schooling to student from kindergarten through 12th grade. When seeking housing, immigrants can research the best public schools for the needs of their families, and a real estate agent can steer families into the top local school districts. There are also many private elementary and high school choices, including religious schools.
The country offers higher educational opportunities on every level, ranging from renowned Ivy League universities to community colleges. EB-5 investors and their families are eligible for in-state tuition rates for state colleges and universities, which makes a good state college education quite affordable. Your children may also qualify for scholarships and educational grants.
While an EB-5 investors’ children over the age of 21 are not eligible for graduate school in the United States that is not the case for the investor or spouse. If either of you plan to earn an advanced degree, you can do so at a U.S. university, further enhancing your professional prospects.
America has long been the land of opportunity. Immigrating to the United States brings a host of new opportunities to the EB-5 investor and their family. You can build a business anywhere in the country. The only limits you will experience are your own ambitions. Once you acquire permanent residency by creating a minimum of 10 full-time, permanent U.S. jobs via your Regional Center investment, your potential opportunities only increase, since the United States is now your home. This stability is essential when establishing a new business or entering a profession. Once you have a Green Card, financial institutions should lend you money to open a small business or expand a current business. EB-5 investors have found success in every type of business endeavor, and you should experience similar achievements.
Lightstone can make the American dream for immigrants come true. Our company currently has more than US $6 billion in assets under management and development, making it one of the largest private real estate development firms in the country. Lightstone has more than US $400 million of EB-5 capital raised for seven successful projects to date. We collaborate with well-known brands, such as TAO Group and Marriott, resulting in projects located in the very best locations throughout the United States. Trust Lightstone to open the door to permanent residency as an EB-5 investor.