Buy a green card for bitcoin? The United States government officials to measure the influence of bitcoin on EB-5 investment immigration plan
The United States immigration service actively measure whether bitcoin can be used to pay the controversial visa project obligations.
Background: one of the U.S. green card or permanent residence is through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program (EB-5ImmigrantInvestorVisaProgram). The project began in 1990s, in order to have the funds needed to attract overseas investment projects in china.
However, in recent months the EB-5 plan was criticized, saying it has become wealthy investors free money into the United States, investment tools, such as luxury has nothing to do with the intention of the project project. Members of Congress have even hoped to cancel the project.
Trump Trump, a government adviser son-in-law JaredKushner at the first month China openly encouraged the citizens through the EB-5 program project investment in the United States, please Trump heart, caused no small controversy.
Bitcoin Association recently announced: LoriMacKenzie director of the EB-5 office said investors may use bitcoin payment provisions of EB-5 expenses.
March 3rd EB-5 conference in Washington, MacKenzie speech, said the U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS, CitizenshipandImmigrationServices) in the “virtual currency issues, such as bitcoin, bitcoin investment fund” will be transferred to the new commercial enterprises”.
“USCIS can’t give any form of transfer to provide comprehensive insurance, but we will continue to evaluate the petitioner’s evidence, decide whether or not to meet the requirements of the laws and regulations, including directly and indirectly obtained through legal investment funds belonging to the petitioner’s evidence”.
The bottom line: so what does this mean?
For the initial contact block chain of people, it is the United States government concern, but whether it will lead to specific policy adjustment or statement is not clear. USCIS representatives did not immediately comment.
In fact, this is a certain extent at least the past is the main theme, whether bitcoin related activities of the income can be used to meet the requirements of EB-5. It seems that the government should not oppose a consensus, although some experts said last year that the source of funds is a big problem.
But if you cancel EB-5, this question has no meaning. At the same time, Trump is not clear whether the government will cut off the project.