As a franchise attorney I agree. A franchise may possibly meet EB5 investment requirements, but it must meet all other requirements. Besides the minimum investment amount (that ranges from $500k in targeted employment areas of $1 million in other metropolitan areas) there is also an employment requirement of a certain number of full-time jobs within a couple years. Consult with a franchise attorney to see if the franchise you are considering will meet these requirements and consult an immigration attorney experienced in EB5 cases.
Kevin B. Murphy, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Attorney at Law
Director of Operations - Mr. Franchise
FRANCHISE FOUNDATIONS APC