Kushner Companies said Monday that the name drop at the event in Beijing on Saturday was not meant to be an "attempt to lure investors" to one of its projects in New Jersey. As the Post noted, she encouraged investors to apply for United States residency through the EB-5 visa program-a controversial initiative that was renewed the day before in federal spending legislation signed into law by President Trump.
According to the Times, during the Beijing meeting, Meyer talked about how family values had shaped Kushner Companies and spoke about her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust.
On Sunday, a Kushner Companies representative sent an email to the Washington Post that said Meyer "apologizes if that mention of her brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors".
The apology stops short of admitting that the company was leveraging Kushner's role in the White House and his relationship to the president, his father-in-law. It is also to be noted that in 2014, almost 90% of the EB-5 visas were issued to Chinese nationals.
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