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EB-5 Visa Helps Canadian Investors Thrive in Growing U.S. Economy

Irena Juras, top U.S. immigration lawyer, sees uptick in number of Canadians investing in the Southwest.

Phoenix, AZ (August 25, 2014) – Taking advantage of a burgeoning marketplace and a flourishing economy, especially in energy-rich states, many Canadian investors are choosing to take advantage of the EB-5 Visa program.

Foreigners with at least $500,000 capital wishing to pursue permanent residency in the United States may apply for an EB-5 Visa.  The program, created by Congress, is a way to create more jobs and stimulate the economy. This program requires that foreigners invest at least $500,000 and create 10 full time jobs for U.S. employees within two years. The standard investment for an EB-5 visa is $1,000,000 or $500,000 if the candidates invest in rural areas or targeted employment areas. When investing in commercial real estate, such as an apartment building, which doesn’t create at least 10 jobs, the investor has the option of obtaining an E-2 Visa.

“The affordable real estate market in the southwest combined with a lack of red tape to start a new corporation has really boosted the number of Canadians investing in the U.S.,” explained Irena Juras of the Juras Law Firm.

Demand among foreign investors is increasing, though there is a limit of 10,000 visas issued per year including spouses and dependents.  Of the 10,000 EB-5 visas which are available annually, 3,000 of the visas are reserved for investors of Regional Centers.   Regional Centers are economic units that promote job creation and investment in a specific region of the U.S.
About Juras Law Firm

Named a Top Immigration Lawyer by North Valley Magazine and Avvo, Irena Juras  is a highly respected attorney throughout the U.S. and overseas. As head of Juras Law Firm, an Immigration and Bankruptcy Law Firm in Phoenix, AZ, Irena is an immigrant herself from the Czech Republic, studying and practicing law in the Czech Republic before moving to the United States. Irena is currently licensed to practice law in both Arizona and New York. The firm has represented clients in international transactions, immigration matters and international bankruptcies from over 60 countries and 6 continents. Irena has 16 years combined experience in immigration law and representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings.

 

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Top Phoenix Immigration and Bankruptcy Law Firm Celebrates Ten Years in Business

Representing clients from over sixty countries, Juras Law Firm reaches ten year milestone in Arizona.

Irena Juras, founder of Juras Law Firm, PLC, has recently celebrated ten years in business. In 1994, Juras Law Firm was founded in Scottsdale, Arizona centering the practice on immigration and bankruptcy law and more recently moved its main location to the Biltmore area in Phoenix.

Representing clients from Arizona, U.S. and over 60 countries including Czech Republic, Mexico and Canada, the firm’s practice is focused on individual investors seeking E-2 investor visas and EB-5 investor green cards, companies needing visas and green cards for their workers and companies seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

“As an immigrant, I have unique insight into the complex U.S. immigration process from the immigrants’ perspective and understand first-hand the issues faced,” said Irena Juras, founding member of Juras Law Firm. “My 15 years of experience practicing bankruptcy law has allowed me to thoroughly understand how to properly represent debtors, creditors, trustees and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings both domestic and international.”

Irena Juras also serves as a legal expert in many industry sectors including real estate, investment, transportation, healthcare, service and retail industries and is also of counsel to Munger Chadwick PLC. With cross-cultural background and experience in both civil and common law, the firm has represented foreign clients in cross-border transactions, immigration matters and international bankruptcies.
About Juras Law Firm

Named a Top Immigration Lawyer by North Valley Magazine and Avvo, Irena Juras  is a highly respected attorney throughout the U.S. and overseas. As head of Juras Law Firm, an Immigration and Bankruptcy Law Firm in Phoenix, AZ, Irena is an immigrant herself from the Czech Republic, studying and practicing law in the Czech Republic before moving to the United States and is currently licensed to practice law in both Arizona and New York. The firm has represented clients from over 60 countries and 6 continents in international transactions, immigration matters and international bankruptcies. Irena has 16 years combined experience in immigration law and representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings.

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