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A single mom whose F-1 visa was denied, so she really ended up immigrating
A single mom with two children had applied for F-1 visa, but she was denied by the interviewing consular officer who denied her F-1 visa because he felt that she had an intention to immigrate. Since F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa, it cannot be issued if the consular officer feels that the applicant possesses an immigrant intent.
Anyway, after her F-1 visa denial, she tried to apply for a tourist visa, but the Embassy would not issue the tourist visa either because she had a record of NIV visa denial. Therefore, she basically decided she might as well immigrate now, and decided to do EB-5 case.
In case you are wondering how she came up with the required amount, her parents helped her by gifting the required amount.