January 23, 2017
By David A. Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell
“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”...
There is some concern that Trump is not in violation of the Emolument's Clause because of lack of standing. That's nonsense. The organizations involved were formed to protect the people from abuse of government and corruption. Donald Trump is abusing the power of the presidency. His family is involved in his businesses, have influenced legislation to favor those businesses and the recent and marked example is that of the secluded Chinese meeting to hand out EB-5 Visas. The EB-5 Visa program was set to expire until the Trump family influenced the legislation to renew it.
28 April 2017
By Qian Chen
It only took one winter night for a Chinese mother to make the decision to leave her country. In the following two months' time, she rushed to prepare $500,000 in cash, trying to submit all her application documents ahead of April 28 — the expiration date for the current U.S. EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.
"My child had been sick for the entire winter and the whole family got respiratory infections due to Beijing's haze weather," said Liu, 33, who requested not to share her full name for privacy reasons.
"When I was pregnant, the government promised to treat air pollution. Now, my son is already three years old, but Beijing's haze has only become worse," she told CNBC over the phone. "I need a backup plan."
Liu's plan is to obtain U.S. green cards for her family through the EB-5 program, which is often called the "Golden Visa" by immigration lawyers because it provides a fast path for rich foreign investors to "buy" residency or even citizenship in the U.S....
So while Trump deports massive numbers of the Undocumented, there are wealthy Chinese no matter the sympathy of their stories buying their USA citizenship. The Undocumented have sympathetic stories as well, those stories are buried beneath the hatred of the right wing politics.
May 4, 2017
By Beckie Strum