Millionaire Visa Program: Criticized By Many, Used By Jared Kushner

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Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, right, and Gary Cohn, president and COO of Goldman Sachs arrive for a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Cliff Owen/AP)

This week the Trump campaign announced that Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will serve as a senior adviser to the president-elect.

Kushner’s lawyer says he’ll resign from his family real estate firm, Kushner Companies. That company has done business with foreign companies, which has raised concerns of a possible conflict of interest. Kushner Companies has also taken advantage of a controversial program that gives out EB-5 visas to foreign investors who fund projects in the U.S.

Jesse Drucker (@jessedrucker), a reporter for the New York Times who’s been covering the story, joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss.

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