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Halt America's Decline, Welcome Skilled, Entrepreneurial Immigrants

"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 designed by communist apparatchiks in the former Soviet...

Will New Portal for Entrepreneurs Help Change USCIS 'Culture of No?'

" 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 portal is quite good, and it is hoped that USCIS...

David Ware: USCIS' Entrepreneur Portal Just 'Window Dressing'

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 class of well financed business persons, it provides...

The Sweet Smell of Success: H-1B Visas for Entrepreneurs

"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 inviting entrepreneurs to use existing nonimmigrant...

The Blocking of an Entrepreneur: A Broken Immigration System at Work

"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 of the art hearing aid or a high tech component for...

Are We Truly Welcoming Foreign Entrepreneurs to America?

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 as the Department of Labor (DOL) make it harder for...

Cyrus D. Mehta - Suffocating The Foreign Entrepreneur Under The New STEM OPT Rule

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 training in connection with the specified opportunity;...

Entrepreneurs Need Congressional Action - Cyrus Mehta

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 to be considered for parole (temporary permission...

Reviving The National Interest Waiver For International Entrepreneurs - Cyrus Mehta

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 “significant public benefit through the substantial...