Capital At Brickell Developer Meets President Obama, Discusses EB-5 Program

Shanjie Li, the CEO of Capital At Brickell Developer American Da Tang Group, recently met with President Obama in Miami, the company said.

The May 27 meeting was attended by just 20 people, according to American Da Tang, and was followed by dinner. Topics included global warming, economic decline in Venezuela, troop withdrawal from Iraq, health insurance, and gay marriage in the army.

According to American Da Tang’s account, Li ‘expressed his expectations’ that Obama would solve issues faced by EB-5 immigrants, in order to allow them live in the U.S. Obama assured Li that he would pay extra attention to the EB-5 program and lauded Chinese immigrants for their contributions to the country, after which Li handed over documents containing ‘suggestions’ for the program.

Press reports indicated that Obama attended two fund raisers in Miami on that day. The first was held by activist Joseph L. Falk, and attended by 30 people. The second was attended by about 90 people, who paid $33,000 each. It was hosted by prominent local developer Stephen Bittel of Terranova Corporation.

Obama then spent the night at the downtown Miami Hilton, owned by Genting Malaysia and controlled by ethnic Chinese.