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Under the EB-5 program, foreign nationals can apply for conditional lawful permanent residence in the United States in return for necessary investments in a commercial enterprise in the United States and “create or, in certain circumstances, preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified American workers.”(AP)

US nearly doubles cost of ‘visas for millionaires’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:28 PM IST
The EB-5 visas, which have also been called “visas for millionaires”, are popular among rich Indians and those who can afford it to scale up from H-1B visa for highly skilled professionals, according to immigration companies that have been pushing it in India in recent years.
Ken Cuccinelli, who is seen as an immigration hawk by critics, was on Monday named acting head of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).(AP file photo)
Ken Cuccinelli, who is seen as an immigration hawk by critics, was on Monday named acting head of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).(AP file photo)

Immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to head US agency overseeing H-1B visa programme

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Cuccinelli, a Republican who was previously attorney general of Virginia state and had been considered for an “immigration czar position, will hold the position in “acting” capacity now.
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