EB-5 visas

Are you a foreign citizen with a legally acquired US$500,000 to invest in job creation in the US? If yes, then you too can be become a legal resident of the US and after five years an US citizen if you choose. Recently in Shanghai, China, the Kushner Companies tried to woo investors in a Kushner luxury project in New Jersey. Last year, approximately 75% of the EB-5 visas issued were issued in China.

Nothing illegal about the Kushner activity, but there was a certain unstated link to the White House with the prominent display of Donald Trump’s picture. Have we reached the point in our nation’s history where Emma Lazarus’s motto:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

at the base of the Statue of Liberty has been replaced with a large FOR SALE sign? Is the golden door only for the people with lots of gold?