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Immigration Law

Give Peace a Chance: End the U.S.-India Immigration and Trade War Now

"The drums of war are pounding.  Prominent American companies, through a variety of business associations, are urging the Obama Administration and Congress to punish the Government of India for mounting hostile actions in a brewing trade war. ... My solution:  The U.S. should enact legislation granting Indian citizens eligibility for E-2 treaty investor visa classification on a reciprocal basis, just as it did a year ago with Israel.   And just like the Israeli E-2 (which remains stalled), treaty investor reciprocity should only occur when American citizens doing business in India or Israel are given equivalent work-visa privileges in each respective country.  The Indian E-2 could well be the olive branch that the warring Indian and American sides need to declare a truce and sue for peace.  War is hell.  Give peace a chance." - Angelo A. Paparelli, June 23, 2013.