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  • Coane and Associates,PLLC 9:28 pm on October 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Visa E-2 de Inversionista por Tratado Comercial 

    En nuestra sección de invitados, el post de hoy es de la abogada Ana G. Kyburg, quien se especializa en derecho de inmigración. En su post, la Sra. Kyburg describe los elementos y características de la visa E-2 de inversionista bajo tratado.

    La visa E-2 de inversionista bajo tratado es una buena opción para aquellas personas que desean invertir en los Estados Unidos y garantizar la supervisión de los fondos de inversión. Se trata de una visa no inmigrante que, en principio, tendría una duración inicial de 2 años, y podría ser prorrogada por otros 2 años de manera ilimitada, salvo por ciertas excepciones.

    Habiendo ya experimentado la preparación, tramitación, y aprobación de visas E-2 para clientes de nuestra firma, me gustaría compartir algunos datos sobre este tipo de visa no inmigrante.

    En primer lugar, la visa E-2 se encuentra disponible para inversores provenientes de un país con el cual los Estados Unidos mantenga un tratado comercial. ¿Cómo puede una persona saber si es ciudadana de un país que mantiene este tipo de tratado con los Estados Unidos? La respuesta se encuentra aquí: https://mx.usembassy.gov/es/visas-es/inversionistas/

    Los interesados en aplicar a la visa E-2 no solo tienen que ser ciudadanos de un país que mantenga un tratado de comercio y navegación con los Estados Unidos, sino que también deben realizar una inversión substancial de capital en un negocio en los Estados Unidos. Ciertos empleados de tal negocio con un cargo ejecutivo o supervisor pueden llegar a calificar para obtener la visa E-2.

    En definitiva, los requisitos generales para calificar para una visa no inmigrante E-2 inversionista de tratado son los siguientes:

    • Ser ciudadano de un país con el cual los Estados Unidos mantiene un tratado de comercio y navegación;
    • Haber invertido, o encontrarse activamente en el proceso de invertir, una suma substancial de capital en una empresa o negocio de buena fe en los Estados Unidos;
    • Entrar a los Estados Unidos con la sola intención de desarrollar y dirigir la empresa/negocio en el cual se invierte. Esto puede demostrarse probando ser el dueño de al menos el 50% de la empresa o teniendo control operacional a través de un puesto gerencial.

    Bajo el régimen de la visa E-2 por tratado, una inversión consiste en la puesta en riesgo, en sentido comercial, de capital, incluyendo fondos u otros bienes, con el objetivo de generar ganancia. El capital debe estar sujeto a pérdida parcial o total en el supuesto en que la inversión fracase. Es muy importante que el inversionista de tratado demuestre que los fondos no han sido obtenidos de manera ilegal. Asimismo, la empresa en la cual se invierte no debe ser marginal, es decir, debe poseer la capacidad (ya sea en el presente o en el futuro) de generar suficiente ganancia como para que el inversor por tratado y su familia puedan vivir.

    La visa E-2 puede ser tramitada dentro de los Estados Unidos, ingresando en USCIS el Formulario I-129 y solicitando el cambio de status a E-2, o desde el exterior, a través de un Consulado u Embajada de los Estados Unidos.

    El proceso de tramitación de este tipo de visa no inmigrante requiere de un detallado análisis de la documentación contable de la empresa, y el sometimiento de determinada evidencia clave. Nuestra firma cuenta con abogados experimentados en visas E-2 de inversionista bajo tratado. Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de este tipo de visa no inmigrante o desea comenzar su tramitación, estaríamos más que felices en brindarles nuestros servicios.

    Para más información nos pueden contactar al 713-850-0066 o al 305-538-6800, también pueden mandar un correo electrónico a bruce.coane@gmail.com.

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  • Coane and Associates,PLLC 8:01 pm on October 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    October in Miami: A Lawyer’s Perspective 

    Here is the view from the office of this Miami immigration lawyer and Miami  discrimination lawyer, today. Our staff is diligently working on our clients’ immigration and discrimination cases from our Florida headquarters in South Beach.

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    While I will be back in our Houston office tomorrow, I personally prefer the view from our South Beach office. Today, I was working on a couple of our local discrimination cases against Kohl’s Department Store and against Checker’s. We are representing clients before the Miami EEOC in discrimination cases against those two companies. Also, we are working on preparing Summons documents after suing Johnson and Wales University in Miami for allegedly discriminating against our client, a Native American at that school. And, finally, we are working on a lawsuit against the Oppenheimer & Co. for religious discrimination where our Jewish client was allegedly taunted with bagel jokes and other derogatory religious comments before they fired him.

    On the immigration side of our practice, I was so pleased to see the approval of our horse trainer client’s case today. We have been working on that case for ten years and it finally got approved. In these times of America First, it is not easy to be getting foreign worker applications approved. However, in this case of the horse trainer from Mexico, we tested the labor market and were able to prove that there were no available USA workers for the job.

    For further information, I can be reached at 713.850.0066 or 305.538.6800, or via email at bruce.coane@gmail.com

     
    • Anonymous 3:17 pm on October 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You are the best Mr Coane

    • Jenn 7:54 pm on October 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Great work, Bruce!

      On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Coane and Associates, PLLC wrote:

      > Coane and Associates,PLLC posted: “Here is the view from the office of > this Miami immigration lawyer and Miami discrimination lawyer, today. Our > staff is diligently working on our clients’ immigration and discrimination > cases from our Florida headquarters in South Beach. While I will” >

  • Coane and Associates,PLLC 7:15 pm on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , immigrant investors,   

    Immigrant Investors at Record Levels in USA 

    Here is an interesting article about a growing trend of immigrant investors.

    Citizenship for Sale: Foreign Investors Flock to U.S.

    Not too long ago I spoke on a radio program about such investments that result in a green card for immigrants.

    The government allows green cards for two types of investments. For a passive investor, it is $500,000, and for an active investor who will start his/her own business, the investment is $1million.

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    About the author: Bruce Coane is an attorney who specializes in labor and employment law and immigration law, with offices in Florida and Texas. He may be reached at houstonlaw@aol.com, 713-850-0066 or 305-538-6800.

     
  • Coane and Associates,PLLC 10:33 pm on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: civil violations, Fighting I-9 enforcement actions, I-9 penalty fees   

    Coane & Associates can help you with I-9 violations 

    The government continues to expand it’s enforcement of I-9 violations by employers. The government, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does audits and raids, in order to check on I-9 forms and/or illegal workers What is an employer to do?

    This blog addresses civil violations only. In many cases, employers are paying huge civil penalties. On the other hand, the government has expressly stated that they are looking to get criminal sanctions against employers. In those criminal penalty cases, an employer definitely needs representation by a criminal lawyer. However, in a case involving civil penalties, the question arises as to how the employer should defend.

    Our law firm has fought these civil penalty cases on behalf of employers and obtained some excellent settlements. While I have read of cases where employers paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties, one must wonder, why? Why would an employer choose to pay a huge settlement when they have a good chance of successfully fighting a case and/or getting a significantly lesser penalty? Of course, if the government is threatening criminal sanctions, then the payment of large civil penalties may make sense, but, if there is no specific threat of criminal charges, an employer should seriously consider fighting the proposed penalties.

    A civil action for I-9 penalty fees is just like any other civil litigation, except it occurs before an administrative judge. However, the same rules and procedures of real courts generally apply. Those procedures include mediation, settlement, discovery, etc. Our experience is that employers can defend by taking depositions and using other discovery tools to obtain favorable testimony and evidence. Once that evidence and testimony is gathered, the government may be much more willing to settle for a reasonable amount, which could be far less than the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars they would typically get.

    For employers needing representation in these types of cases, which we handle all across the United States, they may contact me directly at my personal email, houstonlaw@aol.com, or call our offices at 713-850-0066 or 305-538-6800.

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    Bruce Coane is a leading lawyer with 30 years of experience in the field of immigration law and employment law. He may be reached via email at houstonlaw@aol.com or his website at Coane and Associates.

     
  • Coane and Associates,PLLC 9:20 am on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: entrepreneur visa, entrepreneur visa program, investor visas, National Foundation for American Policy   

    NFAP suggests Entrepreneur Visa program 

    A new report from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) urges Congress to establish an entrepreneur visa program to foster job creation. The entrepreneur visa would allocate 10,000 visas per year to foreign citizens allowing them conditional residency in the U.S. The intending immigrant would be required to present a business plan to be evaluated by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Conditional status would be removed and a green card awarded after two years if the individual satisfied the terms of the visa by creating three or more non-relative U.S. workers.

    The proposed entrepreneur visa program is separate from the EB-5 investor visa. The current investor immigrant visa program requires a capital investment of $500,000 or more and is out of reach for most prospective immigrants. There is no minimum capital requirement specified in the entrepreneur visa program. Check out the press release from the NFAP website: http://www.nfap.com/pressreleases/NFAP092010.pdf

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    Bruce Coane is a leading lawyer with 30 years of experience in the field of immigration law and employment law. He may be reached via email at houstonlaw@aol.com or his website at Coane and Associates.

     
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