Foreigners Invest in Jersey City Luxury Apartments and Get a Green Card

When it comes to immigration law in the United States, President Donald Trump seems to want to keep anyone of a foreign nationality outside of the country. Luxury apartments in Jersey City are not for foreigners, even if they have the funds to pay the monthly rent. Trump wants to keep certain nationalities from entering the country, but it seems a recent tactic by someone associated with the Trump family has other plans.

Nicole Kushner Meyer is the sister of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Trump. Meyer was in China earlier in May to urge citizens of the country to invest in a program for New Jersey that is currently being managed by the family’s real estate company. Meyer basically wants big investments from Chinese nationals, and will be providing a green card of sorts to those who invest.

Known as the EB-5 investor program, foreigners are allowed to push past the long immigration process in return for an investment of $500,000 in properties located in the United States. The program is offered only to the wealthy so they can live in the United States without having to go through the complicated process of immigration.

The investor program was actually extended one day before the trip to China by Meyer after Trump signed the bill into law. Trump is a strong supporter of restricting immigration policies so it seems odd he would continue this program, especially signing the bill right before Meyer’s trip. In the pitch by Meyer, investors were encouraged to put their money into a luxury apartment building similar to The One Jersey City. By helping with the creation of two bedroom apartments for rent, the investors would be given resident status.

This seems a little backward and unfair, especially considering the strict regulations Trump wishes to see in place in regards to immigration.