"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

We explore why a visa program designed to attract foreign investment in the United States is making waves in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

Businesses across the country are taking advantage of a controversial visa program that offers foreigners a speedier path to the residency in the United States if they invest in business ventures. The EB-5 program is now part of Virginia's gubernatorial race -- the Democratic candidate is linked to a car company that made use of those visas to solicit foreign investment. We explore how the program works and why it's become a flash point in Virginia's politics.


Fredrick Kunkle

Staff Writer, The Washington Post

Stephen Yale-Loehr

Attorney of Counsel, Miller Mayer; Adjunct Law Professor, Cornell University; Founder and Former President, The Association to Invest In the U.S.A.

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