Immigration Law

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Entrepreneurs Need Congressional Action - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 6 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 3, 2016 - Harmonious Coexistence: New Parole for International Entrepreneurs and Old Entrepreneur Pathways Portal "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a rule allowing certain international entrepreneurs... Read More

Reviving The National Interest Waiver For International Entrepreneurs - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 24 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Oct. 24, 2016 - "A proposed rule would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use its existing discretionary statutory parole authority for entrepreneurs of startup entities whose stay in the United States would provide a... Read More

The Sweet Smell of Success: H-1B Visas for Entrepreneurs
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The title of this blog may seem odd as the H-1B visa is usually associated with an employee who earns a regular wage at the prevailing rate. Yet, entrepreneurs may benefit from the H-1B. Since the USCIS recently set up an Entrepreneur Pathways Portal... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta - Suffocating The Foreign Entrepreneur Under The New STEM OPT Rule
Posted on 22 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 21, 2016 - "F-1 employers must attest that the F-1 employee is paid a salary commensurate with similarly situated workers and that: “(1) it has sufficient resources and trained personnel available to provide appropriate... Read More

Halt America's Decline, Welcome Skilled, Entrepreneurial Immigrants
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One wonders how the US has an immigration system dominated by quotas, which also micromanages the employer and foreign national worker, when it espouses free market capitalism. Such a system is more reminiscent of one that could have been... Read More

Are We Truly Welcoming Foreign Entrepreneurs to America?
Posted on 22 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cora-Ann V. Pestaina, Oct. 20, 2015 - "Unfortunately, too often a benefit conferred on one hand is taken away by the other hand. USCIS has created these seemingly great avenues for entrepreneurs but other USCIS initiatives and other agencies such... Read More

David Ware: USCIS' Entrepreneur Portal Just 'Window Dressing'
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David A.M. Ware writes: "I must take issue with Cyrus Mehta’s quote that the new USCIS portal, Entrepreneur Pathways, is “quite good”. While the site does neatly summarize the nonimmigrant and immigrant options open to a limited... Read More

The Blocking of an Entrepreneur: A Broken Immigration System at Work
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"3D printing technology is about to revolutionize the way we understand manufacturing, and the country that takes the lead in this new technology will be the winner ofwhat The Economist magazine has called the third industrial revolution. A state... Read More

Will New Portal for Entrepreneurs Help Change USCIS 'Culture of No?'
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Consistent with its earlier policy of welcoming entrepreneurs, the USCIS launched a new portal called Entrepreneur Pathways providing resources on how foreign entrepreneurs can use existing visas to launch their innovative startups in the US. The... Read More

Is the U.S. in Danger of Losing Immigrant Entrepreneurs? - Wharton Podcast
Posted on 24 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Wharton Podcast, July 21, 2017 - "A decision by the Trump administration to delay and possibly rescind an Obama-era rule could cause the U.S. to fall behind other countries in attracting immigrant entrepreneurs who bring investments and create jobs... Read More