The Politico reported that Sen. Lindsey Graham is using the coronavirus recovery bills to expand the EB-5 green cards which would mainly include wealthy Chinese, Taiwanese and South Korean nationals. The Politico’s report on Thursday says:
The proposal, which could be included in one of the Senate’s coronavirus rescue bills, would significantly boost the number of visas offered annually from 10,000 to 75,000 while halving the investment required to earn legal residence from $900,000 to $450,000, they say.
Half the recipients of the EB-5 visa program — investors and their families — come from China, according to a report by the Brookings Institution think tank. Many others come from South Korea and Taiwan.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, responded to the Politico accusations on Sean Hannity’s show on Thursday evening, saying it was “absolute garbage.”
“I haven’t talked to any body on the planet, much less to Trump administration about putting EB-5 into coronavirus bill,” continued Graham.
Sean Hannity pressed the Senator, saying “let me be clear, so Politico magazine report is an outright falsehood?”
“Yes is an absolute garbage. I haven’t talked to anybody. I would object to putting anything on these bills that not relating to solving the [coronavirus] problem.”