With national immigration reform on hold in Congress, some may think new innovations in ways to facilitate citizenship or access to a green card just aren’t taking place. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Despite the stalling of immigration reform, there are moves being implemented that can help those seeking to obtain a green card. Anyone in Maryland concerned about green card status may want to follow these reports about programs they may not have realized were out there.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a program that approves green card status for those who invest in job creation. One of the investment opportunities relates to the trucking industry in the Northwest. Currently, many trucks on the road result in more pollution than newer, more efficient models. If an immigrant invests $500,000 with the understanding that the investment will be used to make loans to truckers toward the upgrade of these trucks, they can be obtain a green card for themselves as well as immediate family members.
The business loan enterprise is being touted as a win-win for all involved. However, there are critics of the program. One critical view calls into question just how many jobs will actually be created. Another potential snag relates to the trucks themselves and how the program could leave some trucks non-compliant with new emissions standards in California — a state where a significant number of truckers travel with their big rigs.
As this program becomes more well-known, there may be unforeseen snags and there may be benefits that come about that are just as unexpected. Maryland families or those who have family members seeking a green card may be interested to know more about these programs and how they are working out. With a program such as this in place, Investing in job growth as a means of obtaining a green card may be of benefit to immigrants and family members who have the means and ability to make such an investment to help promote job growth in certain industries also.
Source: kplu.org, Immigrant Investors Could Finance Green Trucks For Green Cards, Tom Banse, Jan. 12, 2014