A recent report from the Congressional budget Office says that 1.1 million individuals were granted green cards in 2009. The government gives green cards to individual granted permanent admission to the country.
The developer of a $150 million hotel and marina project along Jupiter Florida's waterfront has turned to the federal government's EB-5 financing program as a source of funding. The tough economy has made venture capital and bank loans difficult for many development projects. The Jupiter "Harbourside" development received approval from the Department of Homeland Security in September to proceed as an EB-5 Regional Center.