“The National Foundation for American Policy recently conducted a survey of 87 different startups, finding that 44 startups, or more than half, had at least one immigrant founder. This is an obvious reason why immigrants are essential for entrepreneurship: According to the National Foundation study, they already make up a massive proportion of the startup …Continue Reading »
“At the risk of stating the painfully obvious, immigration is a deeply divisive political subject in America today. Typically, if a politician makes immigration an issue, it’s because of the belief that immigrants are taking jobs from Americans. But Babini represents something else entirely — something that no presidential candidate was harping on, that …Continue Reading »
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“President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday calling for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States spurred responses across the technology industry from major tech companies including Google, Apple and Uber.”
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“While few expect a complete shutdown of skilled worker visas as Indian engineers are an established part of the fabric of Silicon Valley, and U.S. businesses depend on their cheaper IT and software solutions, any changes are likely to push up costs.
And a more restrictive program would likely mean Indian IT firms sending fewer …Continue Reading »
“H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year.”
“H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the program, may now have to fight a rear-guard action to protect it, immigration attorneys and lobbyists said.
Trump sent mixed signals …Continue Reading »
“In fact, to remain competitive in this globalized world, the United States needs to attract and retain brainpower — the best and the brightest — not build barriers. Those who are turned away instead go away and build, invent and innovate products and businesses for our competitors. It’s ironic that many “free market” advocates here in …Continue Reading »
“If a member of your team from one of the seven Muslim-majority nations leaves the US, you can no longer assume their visa will get them back in.”
“Employers should not require (or even permit) employees with green cards or other visas from the seven designated countries to engage in business travel outside of the …Continue Reading »
“As Trump reaches his 100th day in office, entrepreneurs and small businesses across industries are weighing in. Trump has accomplished little through legislation, but when it comes to immigration, he has acted forcefully through executive orders, regulatory changes, deportations and a repeated rhetoric of ‘America First.’
That rhetoric has already altered reality for the many …Continue Reading »
“Entrepreneurs are hopeful the Trump Administration will effectively reform the highly unpopular lottery for 65,000 visas that currently favors outsourcing firms in India over employers sponsoring individual employees. They are also worried the political pressure driving “hire American’’ policies will ultimately lead to fewer jobs for everyone. One cited Uber hiring away nearly the …Continue Reading »
“In Washington, D.C., commercial construction company owner Salvador Zelaya paid his employees took the day off to attend a march. The Salvadorian business leader said his 18 workers were spending the morning making banners to take to a rally that will end in front of the White House.
Zalaya offered a simple message for the …Continue Reading »