Posts By: Michael Monnot

Don’t Hate Investor Visas: How Misinformation Hurts The Small Business Community

By Michael Monnot –



Investor Visas have been in the news, and it isn’t pretty.


They’ve been described in numerous ways, the least flattering of which is as a way for the corrupt and evil to write a check and waltz across our borders. Nothing could be further from the truth. This aspect of our immigration system …Continue Reading »

Link To News: USCIS Makes Additional Data on Employment-Based Visa Programs Available in Support of ‘Hire American’ Executive Order



“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted additional data about the agency’s employment-based visa programs on its website. This new information reflects USCIS’ commitment to transparency in carrying out President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order.”


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Michael Monnot

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Link To News: Federal Judge In Maryland Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Attempt

From NPR


“A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump’s most recent attempt to impose broad limits on who can enter the U.S., granting a motion for a preliminary injunction that was filed by plaintiffs led by the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The plaintiffs “have established that they are likely to succeed on the …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump’s Third Attempt At Travel Ban

From NPR


“A federal judge in Hawaii has partially blocked President Trump’s third attempt to restrict entry into the U.S. for citizens of certain countries. The Department of Justice says it plans to appeal.

The newest version of the travel ban was due to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous executive orders, it was challenged …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Immigrants are Far More Likely to Start New Businesses Than Native-Born Americans

From Inc.


“If you’re searching for examples of big, revolutionary businesses that were started by immigrants, you don’t have to look very far. Andy Gove, one of the founders of Intel (and one of Steve Jobs’ biggest influences) fled Hungary and taught himself English while working in a restaurant and attending college.

Jobs himself was the son of a …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Immigrant Entrepreneurs Flock to Franchising Opportunities

From Entrepreneur


“The American Dream of small-business ownership is alive and well, and the fastest-growing group of people making that dream a reality are immigrants. Though they make up only 13.5 percent of the U.S.. population, immigrant entrepreneurs now account for 27.5 percent of all new entrepreneurs in America. That’s up from 13.3 percent just a decade ago. Not …Continue Reading »

Link To News: True Grit: How Immigrants and Veterans Are Reshaping American Entrepreneurship

From Entrepreneur


“At first glance, these businessmen look entirely different. Rockefeller’s family was in America even before it became America; they practically bleed red, white and blue. Pachisia went just about everywhere else before coming here on a work visa in pursuit of his own American Dream. Their companies are firmly planted on opposite coasts, and service a …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

From NPR


“The Trump administration is updating its travel ban, just hours before it was set to expire. In a proclamation signed by President Trump on Sunday, the travel restrictions now include eight countries, a couple of which are not majority-Muslim, as had been the case with all the nations in the original ban.

Five countries in …Continue Reading »

Link To News: The 5 Advantages You Have If You’re an Immigrant Entrepreneur

From Entrepreneur


“Uber has transformed local transportation in American cities and SpaceX aims to enable Americans to travel to Mars. Chobani is America’s favorite yogurt, while the latest fashion trends from Forever 21 shape the way we dress today. What do these innovative companies share in common? They were all founded by immigrant entrepreneurs.

In the Internet Trends 2017 …Continue Reading »

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