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Unfortunately the answer is NO! I'm sorry. I have been dealing with this one for over 4 years now with my Mother-In-Law, and Sister-in-Law. They're from Scotland. I married my wife over there in Scotland (I was born in California). Anyway, I WAS able to sponsor my wife and her kids from a previous marriage. However; not the case with her. My wife will have to sponsor her when she becomes a citizen. (She is now a "Legal Resident".) An adult immigrant that's not related to an American Citizen will have to do it the old fashioned way and apply for a "Green Card" under whatever circumstances they have, or can come up with. Again... Unfortunately, these days they're not handing them out very easily. I had to prove that my marriage wasn't a scam 2 years after we moved my wife and the kids into the country. That alone cost another $210.00. We've spent thousands and thousands of dollars getting my wife and step-kids legally into this country, AND WE'RE MARRIED! Good luck getting an immigrant with no American Citizen relatives into this country legally. I wish I had better news for you about this, but we're all too familiar with the Dept. of Homeland Security (formerly known as the I.N.S.).

Reply By Kyle Keith:

This users reply is to the extreme and a little over-exaggerating. There is no set amount of money you need like this user posted. 1 Million Dollars is not needed to start a business. When our economy was strong there were people reporting that they were getting denied when they had less than $100,000 in US funds to start a business. Well now that our money sucks and our economy has weakened anything more than 50,000 will be carefully considered.

Now the difference in my writing is that I actually provide proof of my rants and raves.

The E2 Treaty Investor: Nationals of qualifying Treaty countries who have made a significant investment in the United States may qualify for E2 Treaty Investor status. Like the E1 visa, there is no set minimum level of investment which may qualify for E2 status, but the lower the investment the less likely one is to qualify. Again, the level of investment must be sufficient to justify the treaty national (or his/her employees) presence in the United States. The investment must be in an operating business - i.e. simply buying property or stocks and bonds does not qualify. Also, a substantial part of the investment must have been made before applying for E2 status.

Of course the immigrant will have to be originating from one of the countries in the treaty.

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