China Surpasses Mexico in Immigration to US

Move over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken the lead. China was the country of origin for 147,000 recent U.S. immigrants in 2013, while Mexico sent just 125,000, according to a Census Bureau study by researcher Eric Jensen and others. India, with 129,000 immigrants, also topped Mexico, though the two countries’ results weren’t statistically different from each other. For the study, presented last week at the Population Association of Ameri...
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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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