US residency up for sale through investor visa programs

This isn’t the subject of Refugee Resettlement Watch but I want to post these links to various LEGAL immigration programs that allow foreign nationals to buy their way into the US so as not to lose them (and to point out that LEGAL immigration is not all that its cracked up to be!).

I’ve written at length about the E-2 Treaty Investor program (summarized by an international law firm here) that allows nationals of certain countries to buy little enterprises in the US that ultimately allow them to stay to run their business—-convenience stores are a favorite and then it’s my theory that the immigrants then get into the more lucrative food stamp fraud business.   (Search Food Stamp Fraud here at RRW for dozens of those posts).

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) tells us about another questionable visa program (EB-5 here) where big foreign money enters the US along with the investor (and his whole family)!

Michelle Malkin alerted the public to the potential for fraud, here in a column about ten days ago.

Everyone who says “legal immigration is o.k., it’s illegal I have a problem with” needs to reevaluate that assertion.

It’s the china shop rule—you break it you own it!

That is what Amnesty International says about Libya and that is how we also got tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees over the last four years or so—never mind that brutal dictators are gone and democracy is blossoming (well, maybe).

Here is a story from Voice of America last week that I never got around to posting:

European countries have been accused of a totally inadequate response to the refugee crisis on Libya’s borders. Hundreds of thousands of mainly sub-Saharan migrants were forced to flee Libya following the brutal crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this year.


Human rights group Amnesty International says they are being forgotten by the outside world.

Charlotte Phillips is a refugee activist for Amnesty.

“Many are from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea, countries where we know there are conflicts and people are being persecuted,” said Phillips. “These are people who have been displaced not just once, but twice. They’ve been forced to flee from their homes and they’ve been forced to flee again from Libya.”

Libya under Colonel Moammar Gadhafi attracted hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from across Africa and beyond.


Amnesty says just eight European countries have offered fewer than 700 asylum slots between them, and as Europe took part in the NATO bombing of Libya, it has a duty to take action.

“European countries can and must resettle refugees,” added Phillips.

Since Obama and his girls (Hillary, Samantha and Susan) helped to bring “democracy” to Libya by supporting the rebels, I assume Ms. Phillips will be telling us the same thing shortly (if she hasn’t already).

Check out how that rebel-run country is doing now, here!