Rich Chinese Lead Race for Ticket to Green Card

Fresh off a 14-hour flight from Shanghai, Fuxue “Frank” Gong stood smiling in front of the two-story, four-bedroom house in Bellevue’s Manor Hill neighborhood. He’d just bought it for $1.9 million. What is an EB-5 visa? Federal program: Annually allots about 10,000 permanent-residency visas to foreigners and their immediate families, if they invest in a U.S. enterprise that creates at least 10 permanent, full-time jobs. Investment: $1 million, or $500,000 in specially approved areas with ...
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