USCIS has published a final rule implementing a number of substantive changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.  The new rule, which will become effective on November 21, 2019, is raising the minimum investment amounts for foreign investors seeking Green Cards from $1 million to $1.8 million, revising the standards for certain targeted employment areas (TEA), allowing USCIS to directly manage TEA designations, clarifying procedures for the removal of conditions on permanent residence, and providing for immigration priority date preservation for EB-5 petitioners under certain specific circumstances.  These are the most significant changes to the EB-5 program since its inception in 1993.