Well, USCIS (ex INS ) has a Green card for $ program (investor preference), but it has not done well. We shouldn’t extrapolate based on poor (and not so rich) immigrants. Really rich people like to go to Europe (Switzerland, Liechtenstein etc.) and Caribbean (Caymans, Bahamas etc.). In fact the trend is US Billionaires emigrating (usually to Caribbean) to avoid IRS!
What GAO Found
The number of visas granted under the EB-5 category has been a small
fraction of the approximately 10,000 allocated annually by the authorizing
legislation. According to State Department records, a total of 6,024 visas
have been issued to immigrant investors and their dependents since 1992. As
of June 2004, 653 investors (not including dependents) had met this
immigration category’s requirements and received permanent legal resident