Developers may be able to explore emerging markets but it is still the ever-important Chinese market that is the backbone of capital into the United States. Chinese investors are going to lose interest in EB-5 and consider other emigration programs as retrogression forces waiting lines to become longer.
The growing retrogression issue has the potential to undermine the primary goal of the EB-5 Program. The intent of the program is to create new American jobs from foreign capital. As backlogs and waiting lines become longer, we fully expect the EB-5 program to become less popular and less capital to flow into the United States. It is important that we face retrogression head on now so we can fully maximize the benefits of the EB-5 Program.