Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Immigration Reform May Help Foreign Born Entrepreneurs

While the fate of immigration reform is anything by certain, both the Senate and House bills may help immigrant entrepreneurs.  Both bills propose an entrepreneur visa that will grant permanent residence.  The catch?  The entrepreneur must attract venture capital of at least $500,000, and create at 5 full-time jobs.  The Senate bill (but not the […]

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CIS Expands List Of STEM Degrees In To Attract the Best International Students

In an ongoing effort to attract the best and brightest students to the U.S., DHS recently announced an expansion to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) list. Student who graduate with a STEM degree enjoy an additional 17 months of OPT after graduation (for a total of 29 months). The newly added programs include […]

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Potential Immigration Help for Tech Entrepreneurs

Restrictive immigration laws have long caused problems for Silicon Valley. According to Silicon Valley, foreign nationals who come to the U.S. to study often end up starting up companies in their home countries. In most cases, they would prefer to start their businesses here in the U.S., but the immigration process is just to cumbersome […]

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Maintenance of Status & Green Card Applications

When a foreign national employee is seeking to adjust his/her status from nonimmigrant to lawful permanent resident, s/he must prove that s/he always maintained valid nonimmigrant status. The easiest way to prove this, is to show paystubs. If a person lost his/her job, and therefore stopped getting paychecks, s/he failed to maintain status, and will […]

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The Intersection of Music and Immigration

A foreign national may apply for lawful permanent residence status (green card), and seek a waiver of the job offer and labor certification requirements, by establishing that his or her admission to permanent residence would be in the National Interest. The applicant must establish that his/her proposed services will be in an area of substantial […]

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Government Moves To Encourage Highly Skilled International Workers

The U.S. has a long history of welcoming highly skilled workers. Last week, Sect Napolitano outlined a new policy intended to make it easier for highly skilled immigrants to start and grow companies and create jobs. The policy includes clarifying that immigrant entrepreneurs may obtain an EB-2 immigrant visa and may qualify for a National […]

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