E-2 Visa: A Pathway to the U.S. For Turkish Nationals

E-2 Visa: A Pathway to the U.S. For Turkish Nationals

Written by Taher Kameli The  E-2  visa provides an immigration pathway for foreigners who seek to come to the United States. In general terms, an E-2 visa is for (a) a citizen of a country with which the  United  States maintains  “a  treaty of commerce and navigation”,   (b)   who will “develop and direct” a United States “enterprise” in which he or she invests “a substantial amount of capital”. The E-2 visa has been popular with Turkish nationals in recent years. In 2014, 422 Turkish nationals were issued an E-2 visa in

EB-5 To The Rescue

EB-5 TO THE RESCUE by Taher Kameli

Written by Taher Kameli America needs help, here comes EB5? The “EB-5 Program” refers to employment-based immigration under section 203(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (codified as 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)).  The EB-5 Program has been in existence since the 1980’s, and until recently, long-term stakeholders in the community thought that they had seen it all. But with the pandemic continuing to impact every sector of the U.S. and global economy, industry experts are now required to speculate as to how the EB-5 Program will be impacted.   Based on this introduction, one would expect the next couple paragraphs

Act Now to Take Advantage Of Lower EB-5 Capital Contribution Amounts

Take Advantage Of Lower EB-5 Capital Contribution Amounts

Written by: Taher Kameli, Esq. The EB-5 investment program has been a popular vehicle for foreigners to obtain green cards, and permanent lawful residency status, in the United States.  As the EB-5 program creates jobs in the United States, it represents a form of immigration that is believed to be favored by President Trump. In fact, the family of President Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, has been directly involved in EB-5 projects. Currently, the amount of capital contribution to invest in an EB-5 project is either $500,000 or $1,000,000.  The $500,000