Obama Administration Suggests New Entrepreneur Immigration Path
Whether it a clothing design boutique, factory, pizza joint, or high tech firm, U.S. immigrants have added to the economy, culture, and standard of living of the United States and her people. Word-wide, the U.S. is known as the “Land of Opportunity,” attracting energetic and hard-working entrepreneurs.
Perhaps Coming Soon: New Entrepreneur Immigration Path
- In an attempt to keep the U.S. in the position of a global leader, the Obama Administration has suggested a new path to immigration; it would be an path for those who can start businesses and create jobs in the U.S.
- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced the beginning of a 90-day study called “Entrepreneurs in Residence” (EIR.)
Study Started: Entrepreneurs in Residence
U.S. thought leaders, including lawyers, USCIS staff, and start-up experts are gathering to examine and analyze current immigration policies and procedures and determine where changes should be made.
The kick-off event for EIR was held at a NASA research center in Silicon Valley, California. It included a special naturalization ceremony and the honoring of 5 U.S. immigrant entrepreneurs.
The 5 “Outstanding Americans by Choice,” as recognized, are:
- Christopher Che, President and CEO of the Che International Group;
- Ping Fu, President and CEO of Geomagic;
- Michael Moritz, Partner at Sequoia Capital;
- Shervin Pishevar, Managing Director of Menlo Ventures; and,
- Vivek Wadhwa, the academic, researcher, writer, and entrepreneur.
The USCIS explains, “The Outstanding American by Choice initiative recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. Through civic participation, professional achievement, and responsible citizenship, recipients of this honor have demonstrated their commitment to this country and to the common civic values that unite us as Americans.
Throughout the year, USCIS will recognize naturalized citizens who have made significant contributions to both their community and their adopted country.”
Where to Get Help with Immigration
Our lawyers focus their practice on immigration matters and help people immigrate to the U.S. or deal with their immigration status, when they are already here. We will be keeping on eye on new immigration laws that stream line the process for entrepreneurs and their families. In the meantime, there are existing pathways for entrepreneurs, highly trained workers, and others (such as family members of U.S. citizens) to come and live in the United States. Call or email for a consultation. You can reach us at 513-793-6555 or Thomasjr@geygan.com. Your next step is to contact us now.