Small Business And Immigration: Why Business Owners And Foreign Investors Should Be Paying Attention

By Michael Monnot –




Immigration. Walls. Visas. Bans.


The news cycle in the last few months has been awash with immigration upheaval, so much so that many people have started to tune it out.


If you are a business owner, especially one that is considering selling sometime in the near future, you really need to be paying attention …Continue Reading »

What the New Executive Order On Immigration Means for the E2


On the last Friday in January President Trump signed an executive order that limits immigration, both for refugees and for those coming from seven predominantly Muslim nations for the next 120 days.


What’s an executive order?


The simplest explanation is “an executive order is an official statement from the president about how the federal agencies he …Continue Reading »

Dear Foreign National Business Investors – Don’t Let Our Politics Freak You Out


By Michael Monnot –



If we lived somewhere other than the United States and were considering immigrating to the U.S. by investing in a business, then watching only a few minutes our recent election coverage would probably have had us running for the hills.


Like many people in the world, Americans are worried about the …Continue Reading »

Link To News: USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs


From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


“USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Written testimony of USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “The Security of U.S. Visa Programs”


From The Department of Homeland Security


“Written testimony of USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled ‘The Security of U.S. Visa Programs’”


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Link To News: Trump’s Immigration Speech Leaves Out the Most Important Immigrant Group

From Inc.


“Immigrants are responsible for over half of America’s ‘unicorn’ companies, a third of businesses on Main Street and a quarter of engineering and tech firms.”


With all of the talk about building walls, President Elect Trump’s campaign promises that were related to immigration policy left out any mention of entrepreneurs – which could be a …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Why You Should Be Optimistic About Business in the U.S.–No Matter Your View on the Election

From Inc.


“Immigrant entrepreneurs have concerns about what the new administration will mean for their businesses, but the election results just reinforced the notion that America is the greatest country in the world.”


This election season has been ugly, but our small business market remains strong.

“If anything, the election results just reinforce the notion that America is …Continue Reading »

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