January 24, 2018
Immigrants With Investor Visas Have Invested Over $20 Billion Into the U.S. Economy
As President Trump seeks changes to the U.S immigration system, existing visa programs are facing scrutiny. Today the American Action Forum released an analysis examining the EB-5 foreign investor visa program. While AAF’s research found thoughtful reforms should be considered to increase transparency, on the whole, the program has significant benefits. AAF’s Jacqueline Varas highlights the $20 billion economic contribution immigrant investors have made to the U.S. economy since 2008, $5 billion of which was in 2017 alone. Projects associated with EB-5 investments are estimated to have created over 174,000 jobs. The program is scheduled to lapse on February 8th if not extended by Congress.
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