Visas for Sale: A Comparison of the U.S. Investor Provision with the Australian Business Migration Program

Giella, Catherine R. | January 1, 1992

This paper is an attempt to evaluate the United States’ new investor program based on a comparison with Australia’s failed system. The thesis of this paper is that in order for an investor program to be successful, the program must strike a careful balance between meeting the needs of the immigrant investors and those of the welcoming country and its citizens. The analysis proceeds by briefly looking at the history of immigration in both countries and then focusing on what the interests of the investors and the country are in initiating and taking advantage of such a program.