A Chinese immigration firm is reportedly touting its work with the real estate company owned by the family of President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHouse panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records MORE to reassure clients that their U.S. visas will be approved.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Kushner Companies is connected with the firm, Qiaowai, that is scouting Chinese investors to help finance a pair of luxury apartment buildings in Jersey City as part of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program.
The EB-5 program offers visas in exchange for a $500,000 investment in a U.S. business. The vast majority of visas approved under the program go to Chinese investors.
In Qiaowai's case, it has boasted about its political connections and promised clients that Trump would make sure their visas get approved, according to the Times, which viewed text messages and emails the firm sent to clients.
While Kushner left the chief executive role at his family's real estate firm in January, he is ultimately the recipient of money invested in Kushner Companies projects and properties, according to the Times. Qiaowai has worked with the Kushners since 2013.
Kushner Companies' representatives in China have touted the firm's ties to Trump, and Jared Kushner's sister Nicole Meyer came under fire earlier this month for allegedly using her brother's role in the Trump administration to attract investors.