Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Immigration Law With Huge National Security Implications No One Is Talking About

The EB-5 visa program allows wealthy citizens of foreign countries to effectively buy citizenship, with little vetting.
Immigration debates have played a pivotal role in the first year of the Trump administration, particularly the intersection of immigration and national security. Travel Ban I was issued eight days into Trump’s presidency, barring citizens of six countries with links to terrorism and/or insufficient host-nation vetting from traveling to the United States. Litigation ensued, followed by Travel Ban II, more litigation, and finally Travel Ban III. And that’s just one policy. We have also witnessed fights over DACA, chain immigration, the visa lottery, and refugee numbers.
One immigration policy with significant national security implications, however, has received almost no attention whatsoever. The EB-5 visa program allows wealthy citizens of foreign countries (China, Russia, and Gulf countries) to obtain permanent residency and eventual citizenship in the United States in exchange for investing $500,000 or $1 million in American commercial ventures. Congress created the program in 1990 in a bid to facilitate economic growth in rural or struggling municipalities but, like most Congressional programs, it did not work as intended.
EB-5 has become a pay-for-play route to American citizenship for people who live in (often hostile) foreign countries, and because of loopholes in the program, the investments rarely make their way to the disadvantaged communities the program was intended to support.
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1 comment:

undergroundobserver.blogspot.com said...

The position of the enemies of the USA and freedom is that "the ends justify the means." You have recently witnessed Chuck Schumer apply that philosophy in his rant for DACA.