I am quoted in a December 3 Forbes column on visa options for international entrepreneurs.
“There is no easy transition from an E visa to a green card,” explained Cornell Law School Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr in an interview. “The nature of an E-2 investor is that they are running or managing their investment in the U.S. That usually means that they own the U.S. company they are managing. But that is inconsistent with the Labor Department’s labor certification regulations [part of the permanent residence process for most employment-based green cards], which assume that there won’t be a true test of the labor market if the beneficiary owns more than 5% of the company that sponsors the worker for the green card.”
The article can be accessed here.