FROM Kevin Sullivan
Foreign Investor Program Offers Green Cards for Cash It's an immigration program for the rich. The EB-5 program allows up to 10,000 people a year to immigrate to the US in exchange for an investment of at least $500,000 in an American business. If the investment helps create ten jobs, the investor becomes eligible for permanent residency. Last year, more than seven-thousand people used the program. Kevin Sullivan, senior correspondent for the Washington Post , explains.
More Reports of Violent Clashes in Iran There are reports today of more bloody repression on the streets of Tehran. In a cell-phone conversation, a 20-something student told CNN's Ivan Watson that "security forces are shooting on people…this was a massacre…they were beating people so they would die…you should stop this, you should help the people of Iran who demand freedom." Kevin Sullivan is the foreign editor of the Washington Post .
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