I’ve heard of worse ideas. :-k
Schumer to introduce bill giving visas to foreign buyers of U.S. homes](http://therealdeal.com/newyork/articles/43029)
Senator Chuck Schumer is one of two senators introducing a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the housing market by offering an incentive to foreign buyers, the Wall Street Journal report. He and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah want to offer residence visas to any foreigner that spends at least $500,000 on residential real estate in the United States. The measure compliments existing rules that offer visas to foreign investors that create jobs in America.
"This is a way to create more demand without costing the federal government a nickel," Schumer said.