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Immigration Issues/Approved I-140, Am I allowed to make money investing w/out green card yet?


We have an approved I-140 and are waiting for our visa number so we can file for permanent residency. I was wondering if at this stage my family and I are allowed to invest (make money) in real estate, stocks, etc. when we don't have our green card yet? thank you so much for any information you might be able to give me.

Of course.  Who ever told you you were barred????  Foreigners are given great tax benefits when they invest in the USA.  Although you will not be receiving them once you live here.

The USA is the number one tax haven on earth.  You just cannot live here or be a US citizen.

Good luck.

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Alexander J. Hay


I am a U.S. lawyer with offices in Houston, Texas and in Belize. I can answer questions on U.S. Immigration, U.S. corporate law, and Offshore Tax and Asset Planning.
If you are on an H or L visa I am NOT GOING TO ANSWER your questions since they are usually highly fact oriented, and also you have a company attorney handling the whole thing. Call your own attorney please! If you disregard this request, don't be surprised if I answer with "homework question".


I am a U.S. attorney with offices in the United States and Belize. I have experience helping to protect assets, reduce taxes, and improve investment performance by utilizing global investment techniques.

Harvard University, A.B. degree; University of Houston Law Center, J.D. Degree; Fulbright Scholar

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