Comment: We Support Rounds EB5 Bill

We enthusiastically support Senator Rounds Senate bill S.2788. We have always supported immigration proposals that increase immigration numbers--because we believe that immigration is good for America. The Rounds Bill provides parole within 3 years for EB5 applicants and thus de facto eliminates the 10,000 limit on the EB5 quota. This applies not only for tens of thousands of investors (mostly Chinese) waiting in the EB5 line, but also to all the future applicants. Under the provisions of the bill, as all EB5 applicants receive parole automatically in 3 years, and will be able to move to the US, it does not really matter any more what the EB5 quota is, or that there are any per country quotas. As a wild example, if there were 200,000 EB5 applicants in the year 2020, all 200,000 applicants would receive a parole in 3 years, enabling them to live in the US--regardless of the EB5 quota or which country they were from. Indeed the bill makes possible an unlimited quota for EB5. We wholeheartedly support this bill because it will be a significant expansion of immigration--which we have always advocated.

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