The *current* E2 requirement is basically 1 Million USD investment at risk and Documentation of 10 jobs created by said investment.
Even the old Canada (similar system) has bumped from a pathetic 100k upto 500k to 1M, due to abuses. They also have a problem where
immigrants can show a lesser amount when settling in Toronto ... but the majority get in and immediately relocate to Vancouver.
If you have been to both cities you know why :-)
So this is really a seems to be step backwards in terms of helping ensuring that investment based visas are not being further abused.
Heck this will seriously help some people I know so in a way I'm happy for them, however I don't think this is really a good thing for the country as a whole.
Perhaps this is yet another hint is starting to take a serious downward spiral .. or maybe it's just another big FU by Obama, who knows?