How much would you pay for a GC...
5K for 1.5 year
10K for 9 months
25K within 3 months
50K within a month
Trump would accept this proposal as a win - win....
- American Express aomfcyThe issue at hand is not lack of money. It's about where to spend it. If it's possible to raise an additional $5 billion from immigration or any other source, there are other places it could be spent. So the question is would the Congress think the wall is the right place to spend that extra cash? I don't think they would.
- US already has a visa program which does something similar. Check out the EB-5 visa. US attracts over $5 billion in investments through this program. 10,000 visas issued for a minimum investment of 500,000 or 1 million dollars
- I know it's not exactly the same. A five year locked in investment has
a cost. It's similar enough that you can learn from it.
Argument against: "It says that U.S. citizenship is for sale. It is wrong to have a special pathway to citizenship for the wealthy while millions wait in line for visas." - bipartisan statement from senators who wanted to terminate the program.
Argument for: A 2015 study found that the EB-5 investor visa program boosted investment in the United States during the Great Recession of 2008 to 2012.