H.R. 5874 (112th): American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2012

May 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on May 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

May 31, 2012
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
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May 31, 2012
16 pages
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H.R. 4178 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2014

Full Title

To facilitate foreign investment by permanently reauthorizing the EB-5 regional center program, and for other purposes.


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American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2012 - Amends the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 to: (1) make the alien investor visa (EB-5) regional center program permanent, (2) establish a $2,500 regional center designation fee, and (3) increase visa set-asides for such program.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding EB-5 provisions to:
(1) establish a $2,500 premium processing fee,
(2) establish in the Treasury the Immigrant Entrepreneur Regional Account Center,
(3) permit concurrent filing for EB-5 petitions and status adjustment applications,
(4) expand the definition of "targeted employment area" for purposes of visa set-asides, and
(5) expand EB-5 eligibility to include investors who have completed investment agreements with a qualified venture capital operating company or with an "angel investor" (U.S. citizen- or permanent resident-owned entity or an entity that has made specified commercial enterprise investments).

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