Dear ophSophie: ‌ Does a PPP loan affect my visa renewal or green card?


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Dear ophSophie: ‌ ‌ ‌

I am a tech founder on an “E-2” investor “visa”.

– E-2 employer ‌in‌ Emeryville ‌

Dear ‌E-2‌ employer,

Thank you for starting a company in the United States and trying to keep your team busy. Since the federal government increased funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last week, your question is current.