Friday, August 4, 2017

Florida could lose millions of investment dollars if Trump-backed immigration bill passes

(Source: Miami Herald) A little-noticed provision in the congressional bill overhauling the U.S. immigration system that President Donald Trump endorsed Wednesday would abolish a program that has brought billions of dollars into the United States — including hundreds of millions for Florida — from foreign immigrants who get visas and green cards in return for investments in job-creating projects.

Most of the extremely heated discussion of the plan has focused on its broadest features, including cutting the number of legal immigrants by half and de-emphasizing family reunification in favor of immigrants with particular job skills.  Read more at

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