Immigrant investors around the world have used the EB-5 Program managed by the U.S. government office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, since 1990. This program enables qualified people to applyl for a green card based on an investment in a U.S. business. With an investment of either $500,000 or $1 million into a U.S. business, if the investment will lead to an employment impact for 10 U.S. laborers. At least 10,000 EB-5 green cards are made available every fiscal year (from October to the following September).