Comment: Chinese Immigration
The portents for increased Chinese immigration to the US are good, both for EB1/2/3, and for EB5. The Featured Article we carry today (see below), "Recognizing the end of the Chinese economic miracle", by George Friedman, makes the case that "China could very well face an extended period of intense inwardness and low economic performance. The past 30 years is a tough act to follow." However, considerably decreased Chinese economic prospects augur well for considerably increased Chinese immigration to the US. This is true in general for EB1/2/3, as relative economic opportunities between China and the USA get stacked toward America, and especially true for EB5, which relies on Chinese investment. Speaking of this, the article says "Rather than the feared repatriation of funds, the United States will continue to be the target of major Chinese cash inflows. In a world where Europe is still reeling, only the United States is both secure and large enough to contain Chinese appetites for safety. Just as Japanese investment in the 1990s represented capital flight rather than a healthy investment appetite, so the behavior we have seen from Chinese investors in recent years is capital flight: money searching for secure havens regardless of return. This money has underpinned American markets; it is not going away, and in fact more is on the way." Immigration practices that make a strategic investment in the Chinese immigrant market will reap rich rewards during the rest of the decade. Share your thoughts by writing to

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