Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by the Voice of America in “International Students Can Use U.S. Investor Visa to Gain Green Card.

“I would think several hundred students” get an EB-5 visa each year, he said. “But nobody knows for sure. It may only be a hundred.” The article notes that although parents and families typically provide the money, students sometimes decide where to invest. “That is probably the most daunting part of the EB-5 process for many investors. I compare it to a Rubik’s Cube,” he explained. “The immigration component has to line up with the [investment] component, which has to line up with the job creation element. … Sometimes, if the students are majoring in business, they’re very savvy.”