On August 1, this blog discussed the plight of a woman who lives in the Midwest who was about to lose her legal status in the United States. The woman has been in the country since she was a small child on her parents' E-2 investor's visas. The young woman's legal status was to dissolve upon her 21st birthday (which was on August 8).
In the last post, this blog mentioned two separate types of visa programs under U.S. immigration law. Specifically, the last entry briefly touched on the family based visa program and a specific type of non-immigrant visa, known as the E-2 visa. Now is a good time to look at the two complex topics with a bit more focus.
Legal status for young immigrants has been an issue that has taken many forms in recent years, as far as the political debate is concerned. Efforts to pass a national DREAM Act have fallen short. The current administration is working on putting a work permit process together for young immigrants. But even that policy does not necessarily fully address the legal status issue for all young immigrants.
A couple from England began visiting Florida for their vacation around 20 years ago. They enjoyed the state immensely and decided as they approached retirement to move to Florida on a more permanent basis. The couple bought a home in Holiday and began looking to purchase a business.