Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Russians Are Coming

A whopping 71% of Russians believe that the United States is a "negative force in the world." Nevertheless, the number of Russians seeking to emigrate to the United States is at an all time high.

Russian participation in the U.S. visa lottery peaked this year. And a total of 56 Russian "millionaires" gained entry as EB5 investors, while 3,582 others (presumably non-millionaires) settled permanently stateside.

Immigration lawyer Marina Fooksman told Bloomberg Businessweek that Russians are "looking for an exit strategy."

The movement is "part of a border exodus of Russians, especially from academia, high tech, banking, and the law," Bloomberg reports.


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