Foreign citizens are investing in a visa program that allows them to gain permanent residence by investing $500,000 in a U.S. project that creates at least 10 jobs.
Judith and Rene Dekker work on their dairy farm in Ubly, Mich. Originally from the Netherlands, the family moved to Michigan in 2000. To gain permanent residence in the United States, they and their three children applied for an EB-5 visa, which requires applicants to invest $500,000 in a U.S. business project that will eventually create jobs for Americans. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Buy Photo