>> Organizers of an event in Shanghai tied to Kushner Companies on Sunday barring journalists from entering the publicly advertised function. Which offered Chinese investors a chance to get US immigrant visas if they put money into a real estate project linked to the family of President Trump's son in law.
The project is a two tower luxury apartment complex in New Jersey. And Kushner Companies, one of the projects developers, that until recently was headed by Jarred Kushner, is seeking to raise 150 million dollars from investors through the EB-5 visa program. Which allows wealthy foreigners to essentially buy US immigration visas, and an expedited path to US citizenship, with an investment of at least $500,000.
Guests at the event in Shanghai said Kushner's sister Nicole spoke for about ten minutes. In a promotional text message seen by Reuters, event organizers made note of her relationship to Donald Trump. Calling her the event's quote, heavyweight honored guest. The senior white house advisor who's many responsibilities includes relations with China sold his stake in Kushner Companies to a family trust early this year.
But Sunday's event reviving concerns of possible conflicts of interest.