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WNYC News

Funding Luxury Condos Is a Fast Track to a Green Card

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

If you’re a foreigner and have half a million dollars to spend on a major real estate development in New York City, the EB-5 visa will get you to the head of the line for a green card.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Buy a U.S. Visa

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Fortune editor-at-large Peter Elkind investigates the visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Iraqi and Afghan Asylum Seekers Are Struggling in the U.S.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Some Iraqi and Afghan citizens that provided critical assistance to the United States by working as interpreters and fixers have come to the United States on special visas, but their struggles haven't ended in this country.

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America Abroad

America Abroad: Immigration and The Global Talent Search

Friday, May 10, 2013

Broadcast Times: Friday, 11pm on AM 820, Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 7am on AM820, 8pm on AM820.

It's the American dream: move to the United States, start your own business, build a successful life. But has the United States lost its edge in attracting the best and brightest entrepreneurs? In this month's America Abroad, we'll learn about the significant role immigrants play in creating small and mid-sized businesses. We'll hear how the American visa process could be deterring potential entrepreneurs, particularly from math and engineering-focused places like India. And we'll learn what other countries are doing to attract foreign talent and help themselves out of the global recession.

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The Takeaway

Do H1-B Visas Make Outsourcing a Bigger Problem?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

For many American companies, outsourcing has become a standard practice because lower cost countries can provide cheaper labor. But America's own immigration system might also be contributing to outsourcing.

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