Dale SchwartzImmigration Attorney
Anyone can invest in a company (or start a new company) in the U.S., no matter what your immigration status is or where you are physically located (you can be in Siberia). But you are not allowed to work for your company without permission from the USCIS under a proper visa status. If you put enough money into the business, and if it is projected to hire 10 new employees over the next few years, you could use this investment as a vehicle to apply for an EB-5 visa. You should go over the details with an experienced EB-5 immigration lawyer.