Katherine Kish, Executive Director, Einstein's Alley, was a panelist at the AJC New Jersey Immigration Program. April 4, 2013 at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Immigration overhaul will boost business, panel says
April 4, 2013
MADISON - A Washington lobbyist, as well as several union chiefs and business leaders, Thursday said an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws will help boost the nation's economy, keeping needed science and low-skilled workers in states such as New Jersey legally. [more]
AJC forum touts benefits of immigration
Republican strategist, business leaders agree on need for reform
April 8, 2013
A leading Republican advocate of immigration reform told an American Jewish Committee New Jersey forum the chances of passing a new law this year are 50-50. [more]
Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs
This 90 minute audio seminar will be recorded live on November 27, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
The immigration system provides a unique set of hurdles to foreign investors, entrepreneurs, and new companies that are looking to utilize the services of foreign nationals. This seminar will cover immigration options for founders and key employees looking to grow companies in the United States, and talk about some of the issues foreign entrepreneurs face in obtaining an appropriate visa. The panel will provide tips handling some of the issues that are unique to start-up organizations, founders, and their employees.
- Overview of Trends and the August 2011 Statements Regarding Entrepreneurs
- Financial Issues Impacting Entrepreneurs: Ability to Pay, Prevailing Wages and Documentation Problems with a Dash of Corporate Finance
- NIV Options for Entrepreneurs: H-1B, L-1, E, O-1
- Permanent Residence Options for Entrepreneurs: EB-1, NIW, PERM, EB-5
- Issues Specific to New/Small Businesses, Including Proving Existence and Showing Need for the Non-Immigrant Worker
The Economic Benefits of the DREAM Act
A joint report by the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Center for American Progress, shows how passing the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, will boost the U.S. economy and create jobs for American workers.
Among the report’s findings:
The DREAM Act, a bill to provide a pathway to legal status for eligible young people who were brought here as children and who complete high school and some college or military service, was first introduced in 2001 by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Richard Durbin (D-IL). Since then, the DREAM Act has been introduced in some form in each session of Congress. Until now, the national debate over the DREAM Act has focused on legal, ethical, and logistical questions, not on whether the DREAM Act will contribute to U.S. economic growth.t” (PDF)
- Passing the DREAM Act would add $329 billion to the U.S. economy.
- The DREAM Act would create 1.4 million new jobs by 2030.
- DREAM Act-eligible youth will earn 19% more if the DREAM Act is passed than they would without the DREAM Act, meaning that the 2.1 million DREAMers will have more earnings to put back into the U.S. economy.
- The DREAM Act would result in an additional $5.6 billion in state and federal household income tax revenue and $4.6 billion in federal business tax revenue.
Mr. Bloomberg’s Immigration Road Trip
The New York Times | August 14, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg took his pro-immigration views on the road on Tuesday to public forums in Chicago and Boston, where he urged President Obama and Mitt Romney to make immigration a central issue in the presidential campaign.
Mr. Bloomberg, never shy about pressing his priorities on others, deserves credit for hammering on this one. At a time when politicians try to outdo one another for harshness on immigration, he was pushing another approach — one that is more generous with visas and puts the 11 million or so illegal immigrants in the United States on a path to citizenship for the sake of national prosperity.
“There is no way to help the economy as quickly and as cost-free as opening the borders to create jobs and create business,” he said in Chicago. He has often called the alternative — tighter immigration restrictions and mass deportation — a form of “national suicide.”[Read More]
Immigrants and Small Business
The New York Times SundayReview | The Opinion Pages Editorial | June 30, 2012
Immigrants are known as entrepreneurial people, for obvious reasons: those with the ambition and energy to uproot themselves and build new lives in a distant land are well equipped to build businesses and the economy, too. That is the common wisdom, anyway, which a new study from the Fiscal Policy Institute strikingly confirms. The study, based on census data, looks at owners of small businesses across the country and paints a broad and detailed picture of immigrant entrepreneurship. [Read More]
Fareed Zakaria Debriefs Immigration in Primetime Political Special
CNN Press Room | June 10, 2012
The provocative topic of U.S. immigration policy is the focus of the second election year special hosted by CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria for CNN/U.S. and CNN International. Zakaria examines immigration policies in Japan, Europe, and Canada – and explores what we can learn from each. Two American thought leaders on immigration politics and policy – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R-KS) – discuss their proposals for America’s immigration policy challenges. [Read More]
Startup Visa: American by Choice, Bootstrapper by Passion
Wired Magazine | By Alexander Torrenegra | April 5, 2012
My first real “angel” investor was Tania. She didn’t invest money, though. She invested something far more valuable: She married me so that I could stay in the United States and continue growing my startup. Fast forward to the present, and my company now has over 50 team members, about half of whom are based in the U.S. [Read More]
Research Triangle Shares Einstein's Alley Immigration Issues
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DHS Reforms To Attract And Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants
Release Date: January 31, 2012
The President is deeply committed to fixing our broken immigration system so that it meets our 21st century national security and economic needs. As a part of comprehensive immigration reform, the President supports legislative measures that would attract and retain immigrants who create jobs and boost competitiveness here in the U.S., including creating a "Startup Visa," strengthening the H-1B program, and "stapling" green cards to the diplomas of certain foreign-born graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Together these actions would help attract new businesses and new investment to the U.S. and ensure that the U.S. has the most skilled workforce in the world. In the meantime, the Obama Administration is working to make improvements in the areas where we can make a difference. [Read More]
Highly Skilled May Wait Less for Visas
New York Times
Released Nov. 29, 2011
In a rare show of bipartisan comity on the angrily contested issue of immigration, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that tweaks the visa system to allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to become legal permanent residents. [Read More]
USCIS Announces "Entrepreneurs in Residence" Initiative
Agency focuses on fully realizing the job-creating potential of current immigration law
Released Oct. 11, 2011
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas joined the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in Pittsburgh to announce “Entrepreneurs in Residence.” This new innovative initiative will utilize industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices surrounding immigrant investors, entrepreneurs and workers with specialized skills, knowledge, or abilities. Mayorkas announced the initiative at the Jobs Council’s High Growth Entrepreneurship Listening and Action Session at AlphaLab in Pittsburgh before the Council’s quarterly meeting with President Obama. [Read More]