Immigrant Entrepreneur Gets Visa After 'World News' Story

Immigrant Entrepreneur Gets Visa After 'World News' Story

"On Tuesday "World News" shared the story of Amit Aharoni, an Israeli national and a graduate of Stanford Business School, who secured $1.65 million in venture capital funding with two cofounders to launch CruiseWise.com, an online cruise booking company.  The company hired nine Americans in just one year. But Aharoni hit rough waters after he received a letter on Oct. 4 from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denying his request for a visa and notifying him that he needed to leave the country immediately. Aharoni moved to Canada, where he was forced to run his company via Skype from a friend's living room.  While "World News' viewers voiced their disappointment, this morning, Aharoni received an email from USCIS. He was told that his petition had been reconsidered and approved. He is once again able to work in the U.S.  He told ABC News today he is "ecstatic and thankful" for the USCIS's reversal, and plans to return to the U.S. as soon as possible." - ABC News, Nov. 2, 2011.