NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Steve Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell University, about changes he thinks Congress should make to the EB-5 "investment immigration" program.
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
More now on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law practice at Cornell University. He's a supporter of the EB-5 visa program, although he says Congress ought to make some changes to it. Professor Yale-Loehr joins us from Ithaca, N.Y. Welcome.
STEPHEN YALE-LOEHR: Glad to be here.
SIEGEL: Before getting into any specifics, I want to ask you about the general impression that this program gives to many people. It sounds like the platinum version of the Statue of Liberty's offer - give me your rich, your high-rollers eager to jump the queue for a visa. Do you have any problem with that impression of how people get to live here?
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