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James Pittman

James Pittman


Emine Sahin Karakaslioglu, Esq.

Emine Sahin Karakaslioglu, Esq.

Immigration Attorney at Karakaslioglu Law Firm PLLC


Immigration from Turkey to the US: Patterns and Trends with Emine Sahin Karakaslioglu

This episode of Immigration Uncovered features an interview with Turkish attorney Emine Sahin Karakaslioglu, who discusses trends in Turkish immigration to the US. Topics covered include common visa types for Turkish citizens immigrating to the US, Emine's personal journey immigrating on an E-2 investor visa, challenges Turkish immigrants face, and her legal practice helping Turkish investors and professionals.

Discussion Points:

  • Most common US visa types for Turkish citizens: tourist, J-1, student, investor, H-1B
  • Typical profiles of J-1 and student visa applicants from Turkey
  • Reasons Turkish investors and entrepreneurs want to immigrate to the US
  • Requirements and process for E-2 investor visas
  • Documenting legitimate sources of funds for investor visas
  • Emine's personal story of immigrating on an E-2 visa by purchasing a restaurant
  • Challenges for Turkish citizens in obtaining US visas compared to European nationals
  • Confusions caused by differences between Turkish and US legal systems
  • Emine's enjoyment practing immigration law and helping Turkish immigrants

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