The first two months of 2013 have seen a flurry of activity relating to immigration reform. President Obama is pushing for comprehensive reform as are powerful factions within both the Senate and the House. And the political will and rising tide of opinion in favor of reform are making for unusual bedfellows, as exemplified by… Continue Reading
During today’s EB-5 Stakeholder’s Meeting, USCIS announced the creation of a new EB-5 Program Office in Washington, DC. The Chief of the new EB-5 Program Office will report to the Deputy Director of USCIS. This is a significant realignment, which USCIS intends to accomplish within four to six months. According to USCIS, this reallocation of resources is… Continue Reading
Actions speak louder than words. This is especially true these days when we see announcements about efforts to revamp our immigration system to encourage investment in the United States. Here is the latest example. “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” initiative On October 11, 2012, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” initiative to harness industry expertise for the public and private… Continue Reading
Susan Cohen of Mintz Levin and Michael Klein of Tufts University recently co-authored an interesting article, “Is U.S. Immigration Policy Holding Back Economic Growth?” which appeared online at http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/u-immigration-policy-holding-back-economic-growth-223347436.html.
On Tuesday, August 14th Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch visited Boston to tout the economic benefits to the United States of a liberal immigration policy focused on entrepreneurship and job creation. At a forum hosted by the New England Council, where they were introduced by Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino, Bloomberg and Murdoch took turns… Continue Reading