Gov. Scott Walker has been trying to turn himself into an anti-immigration crusader as he gears up to run for president in 2016.
But there’s one federal visa program you won’t hear him attack. It’s the controversial and deeply troubled immigrant investor program.
The program – known as EB-5 – puts wealthy foreigners on the path to U.S. citizenship if they invest at least $500,000 in an American commercial project that will create or preserve 10 jobs.
Critics have called the abuse-riddled program a “scam” that essentially sells green cards to the affluent and their families, with more than 80% of those in the program coming from China.