Do any current US visas help startup founders?

In the past, we’ve talked about foreign entrepreneurship in America, and also about famous H-1B recipients who went on to become founders of some household companies that employ tens of thousands of American citizens. Typically, these founders have had to build companies alongside their sponsored work positions, which can quickly take its toll on a […]

What is direct EB-5 investment?

EB-5 programs have been under the spotlight recently, as a portion of the program expired: regional center investment. Thankfully, for foreign nationals looking to obtain citizenship by investment, the direct EB-5 investment is still a valid and achievable option.    The direct investment is quite literally investing directly in a commercial enterprise, as either a […]

Which visas offer the quickest options for international talent?

When it comes to work visas for foreign talent, we frequently talk about the highly competitive and popular H1-B. It comes around once per year, with caps on distributions and a large pool of equally talented and qualified foriegn nationals. It’s an area where our clients have consistent success, but it is also restrictive due […]

How Immigration Keeps the US Competitive

For a significant amount of Americans, being the best in the world is not just a goal to strive for–for some, it’s a large part of their identity. Making America the leading free enterprise market in the world is more than just slogans and waving the flag: it’s about embracing policy that helps make America […]

In Celebration of Entrepreneurial Immigrants

As we have discussed in the past, immigrant entrepreneurs have a rich history of starting successful businesses in America. From Alexander Graham Bell (Scottish) to Google’s Sergey Brin (Russian), immigrants have created some of America’s most iconic companies. In fact, more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies in 2010 were founded by an […]

Why the US Should Welcome Chinese Immigrants

When it comes to politics, the common narrative puts the United States against China, seen as two countries at a race for being the leader of innovation and economic development. In fact, fear of China has even impacted immigration, with several leaders calling for reform on Chinese immigration policies. For example, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) […]

Understanding the E-1 Visa

The immigration visa system is a complex universe filled with opportunities for foreign nationals to enter America. While the options are bountiful, each type of visa has its own unique set of requirements that make its applicant pool very focused. For example, H-1B visa applicants are foreign talent living abroad that are offered specific roles […]

USCIS Reverses Trump-Era Policy Denying Certain Immigrant Visa Applications

This week, the Biden administration made a key step in trying to correct immigration system limitations set in place by the Trump administration.  This change comes to impact certain foreign applicants looking to apply for asylum in the United States due to serious violent threats, including domestic abuse. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

The E-2 Visa for Citizens of Non-Treaty Countries

We’ve talked about treaty trader country agreements in the past, and how citizens from countries like Canada and Japan (among many others) can apply for the E-2 investor visa as a part of that international agreement.  However, what about citizens of other countries, such as China and India? Are they also able to achieve status […]

How immigration can positively impact growth problems in America

Economists broadly agree that population growth fuels economic growth in wealthy countries, and lately you may have seen headlines about declining birth rates and census figures showing the lowest growth rate since the 1930s. Some young Americans have opted to not have children, or cannot, and some simply do not want to. So where are […]