Can a business be set up in the US by a non resident non citizen and be used as a route to gain a green card or citizenship?

I’m a non resident non citizen wishing to set up business in the US and using this as a route to gain citizenship or a green card.

Asked on March 20, 2016 under Immigration Law, Alaska


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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Sometimes it can be but in most cases it is not possible to gain permanent residence through your own business since it is not seen as a bona fide job opportunity for a business to consider any other qualified workers where the beneficiary is the owner of the business.

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