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WASHINGTON — More Americans favor than oppose a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are living in the United States illegally, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Source: Majority of Americans favor path to citizenship | PBS NewsHour
The scandal is not what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal. Source: Column: What’s really at stake in the EB-5 investor visa overhaul: honesty | PBS NewsHour
The EB-5 visa program allows foreign investors to obtain green cards, provided they invest $500,000 to $1 million. The program is up for reauthorization in Congress, and as economics correspondent Paul Solman reports, there is some controversy over whether or not the program should continue. Source: Should Congress rein in this controversial visa program?
Congress passed a temporary spending bill – a Continuing Resolution – that extends the EB-5 program until December 11, 2015. The Continuing Resolution extends the EB-5 program “as is” – no increase in investment amount or other changes. The Congress can act on EB-5 program reforms any time between now and December 11, 2015.
Dear Readers, if you are in the greater King County area, then feel free to stop by this evening at MAPS in Redmond, WA. It is an honor and privilege to be invited to speak at here and I thank the organizers of MAPS for the kind invitation. Source: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Immigrant-entrepreneurs–EB5-and-the-Startup-Visa-on-Friday-9-18.html?soid=1105268807075&aid=at3rToSykSY Text copied for easy reference:[…]
It was such an incredible honor and privilege to be invited to speak at the Bitspiration Festival in Warsaw, Poland. Held 22-23 June 2015, the event was attended by a long list of who’s who in the Startup Community from around the globe. The festival was grand and fun; entertaining as well as immensely educational.[…]
I had the distinct honor and privilege of speaking on a panel at South By South West Las Vegas (SXSWV2V) last week. Following our panel on Startup Visas at SXSW Austin, TX, our SXSW V2V panel was about regulatory obstacles that startups face. Held 19-22 July, the event was full of energetic and notable individuals[…]
Last weekend was a whirlwind of advocacy and discussion of the new book. Startup founders create jobs in the US and we need to have a visa to meet the modern day business practices. FWD.us and Free Flow Research in San Antonio, TX held a pitch for investment competition for global entrepreneurs. The #SATX event[…]
For the first time ever, H-4 visa holders will be able to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) starting from May 26th 2015. Who can apply? Spouses of H-1B visa holders who have an approved I-140 or are in the extension period of their H-1bs beyond 6 years. How to apply? You can file[…]