Unlike so much of U.S. immigration policy and immigration law, which is fraught with absurd catch-22’s and bureaucratic black holes, the EB-5 visa program actually makes sense in a profound way. And it works!
The EB-5 program creates wealth and opportunity for both foreign investors and American citizens.
- It provides foreign investors with an opportunity for a return on their investments; it gives the investors and their families full immigration benefits, including access the U.S. educational system;
- It helps revitalize regional economies in the United States. The benefits of EB-5 investments to the U.S. economy are not abstract; they create real jobs for real people, in areas that are most in need of economic support;
- And it changes the lives of the investors and their families, who can enjoy the many benefits of living and working in the United States.
I also believe that the EB-5 program is an opportunity to deepen the partnership between China and the United States. Our world is changing rapidly, and the pace of change seems only to be quickening. An increasingly global economy means profound interconnectedness and interdependence between all countries. We benefit from each others successes and we suffer each other’s hardships. The more we take this to heart—the more we change our laws and economic policies to reflect this interconnectedness—the better our chances of creating a world of prosperity and opportunity. The success of worldwide global economy is about cooperation. And nowhere is this more crucial than between two of the world’s most powerful nations: China and the United States.