In a letter written by Secretary Johnson of the DHS to the Congress, the Secretary urged the Congress to increase the amount of EB5 investment, both in TEA or targeted areas and other areas, because the $500,000/$1,000,000 were set by law more than 25 years ago. The Secretary also informed the Congress that USCIS is revising the regulation to increase the investment amount. He stated, however, that he wants to see the increase is written into law by the Congress.
It seems, based on all information available, the increase of the EB5 investment is nearly certain in 2015 or early 2016.
The Secretary also asked the Congress to increase the investment amount each year thereafter based on consumer index.
If you are still hesitating about EB5, you should act now to avoid higher investment requirement.