Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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The topic of representing the foreign investor under the Immigration and Nationality Act is one of growing significance. Increases in the inflow of foreign funds have been substantial, with net foreign investment in the United States rising to an annual rate of more than eighty billion dollars in the second quarter of 1984, compared to thirty-four billion dollars in 1983. The foreign investor seeking entry into the United States to oversee an investment enterprise faces, however, a dearth of directly relevant provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act. This article addresses the salient features of United States immigration law relating to entry by foreign investors to engage in investment related activities.