The Privileged Immigrants for America
Discrimination in US Immigration Policy
Yes, there are certain preferred classes of people that the USA wants as citizens someday. Most countries do the same thing, put limits on certain types of people. For instance, if you are professional with years of experience, such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, architect, business manager, teacher, and many more, you will get a preference in obtaining entry into the US. If you are just someone with no valued skills (they change) you will wait longer, maybe forever. The US also has limits as to the number of people from countries that will be allowed to enter. So, for example, maybe the limit for 2012, for those coming from Italy is 5000. Those who are deemed the most wanted or valuable per their profession, will get in faster than those not on the "needs" list. I am sure engineers are always high on the list, as are computer related professions.
For some odd reason, the rich Chinese are trying to get into the USA. They are fleeing China. Almost all those immigrants in the "investor" class last year were Chinese. Like all immigrants, most are trying to get the EB5 visa. It is really for the very rich from any nation. This class will get the applicants a permanent US residency if they make a $1,000,000 investment that will create 10+ full-time jobs. The cost is only $500,000 if the investment is made in rural or high-unemployment areas.
Canada has a similar policy. Immigrants have to pay $811,000. So many Chinese have applied, the limits are reached until later this year. So now, many are trying the US. How fast is fast? Well, the wait to get the EB5 is two years, which is fast for immigration.
Many Chinese are heading for the Caribbean where some islands require a donation of $250,000 to the islands development fund or a purchase of property costing $450,000. If they do it, the wait is only six months for St. Kitts.
Now, you can buy your immigration status.