You need to talk to an immigration attorney to see how much money you really need to invest and what the requirements are for the business before you will qualify. Usually the amount of money needed is alot more than what most mom and pop business need to operate.
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It will help you if you own a company outside the US which has employees or you are a national and resident of an "E-2" country. You need to see a Board Certified immigration attorney or at least call one.
There are different kinds of investment that could result in residency like EB-5. The requirements are huge and you need an experienced attorney to guide you. Without much information divulged here, it is difficult to tell what other visa you may qualify for.
You have several options available, but EB-5's investment amount will likely be going up after April 28. You are urged to meet with a skilled immigration attorney before then to discuss your particular situation.
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