A reader clarifies:
Your headline citing that Charles Kenny post is misleading. He’s discussing green cards, mere residency rights, not auctioning off all the social benefits and the status of citizenship.
We’re already doing this. The EB5 visa program is responsible for what will be one of the biggest investments in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, a portion of the state known for its beauty and natural features as well as high unemployment. Companies that arguably might not have picked Vermont to build a new plant have used the program to begin developing the Kingdom.