Chinese investors 'buying' US green cards for $1m

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18 December 2013
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As the US debates how to reform its immigration system - and deal with roughly 11 million [to 40 million] undocumented immigrants [criminal illegal aliens] living in the country - wealthy foreigners already have a legal route to a new life in America.

A visa programme called EB-5 offers overseas investors the opportunity to get permanent residence - a green card - in return for $1m... In areas with high unemployment, the visas are available for a $500,000 investment.

The visas have been available since the 1990s, when Europeans were the main beneficiaries. But today Chinese citizens represent a majority of the applicants.

...the scheme's supporters told the BBC that the developers fund projects that create jobs in America.

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Those Chinese job seekers obtain jobs at the expense of Amererican workers.