Immigration and the International Realtor

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Immigration and the International Realtor was shown in conjunction with a presentation at the Sarasota Association of Realtors on September 25, 2013. Topics discussed included: the EB-5 Investor Green Card, the E-2 Investor Visa, the B1/B-2 Visitor Visa, Student Visas, and how to use real estate to obtain a US visa.

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Immigration and the International Realtor

  1. 1. { Immigration and the International Realtor P. Christopher Jaensch and Donna Scarlatelli
  2. 2. The Basics Nonimmigrant Visas - Alphabet Soup Immigrant/Permanent Residence Visas Overview of Immigration Process – “Picture a River…”
  3. 3. Visitors Students/Trainees Workers Investors/business owners and managers/executives Athletes, artists, performers, cultur ally unique Nonimmigrant Visas “Alphabet Soup”
  4. 4. Family Sponsored Employment based (EB-1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Diversity Lottery Political Asylum Other (VAWA, cancellation of removal) Immigrant Visas “Green Cards”
  5. 5. My client wants to buy several properties; can he get a visa to live here and manage those properties? The Scenarios
  6. 6. My client has plenty of money and does not want to work here. I heard that my client can invest $500,000 or a $1 million and get a green card quickly, how would she go about doing that? The Scenarios
  7. 7. My clients have a child who is a full time student on an F-1 student visa, how can they live in the U.S. while the child is in school? Does it help if the child is an elite-level athlete attending a sports training academy? The Scenarios
  8. 8. I have three clients who want to purchase vacation houses—one comes from Canada, one comes from Italy and one comes from Brazil. How long can the stay here when they are visiting? What happens if their permission to stay is about to expire, what can they do to stay here longer? The Scenarios
  9. 9. How a Bill Becomes a Law Where Comprehensive Immigration Reform is right now The Senate Bill (S.744) What can you do to help? Coming Changes???
  10. 10. How a Bill Becomes a Law Coming Changes???
  11. 11. This is where Comprehensive Immigration Reform is right now Coming Changes???
  12. 12. The Senate CIR Bill Coming Changes??? Border Security Registered Provisional Immigrants Agricultural Workers Future Immigration
  13. 13. The Senate CIR Bill Coming Changes??? Merit-based green cards track one and track two Repeal of diversity lottery Changes to family based green cards
  14. 14. The Senate CIR Bill Coming Changes??? Employment Verification System Interior Enforcement Reforms to Nonimmigrant Visa programs (incl. market-based H-1B limits and fraud provisions to protect U.S. workers)
  15. 15. The Senate CIR Bill JOLT Act Coming Changes??? Canadian Retirees Retiree Visa (Y) Lower Skilled Workers (W) Nonimmigrant INVEST Visa (X) INVEST Immigrant Visa (EB-6) Option 1 Option 2
  16. 16. What can you do to help CIR?  Contact your congressman’s office or attend their events to express support for CIR  Like the Jaensch Immigration Law Firm Facebook Page for real-time CIR updates and calls to action  Contact MMarquet@VisaAmerica.com to get on the Jaensch Immigration Law Firm newsletter mailing list or contact Donna@greencards4u.com to get on the Immigration Magazine mailing list
  17. 17. { Thank you! P. Christopher Jaensch and Donna Scarlatelli

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