Posted on October 3rd, 2012
A new survey conducted by the Kauffman Foundation reveals that immigrant entrepreneurship has begun to slip over the past six years. Companies founded by foreign-born individuals used to account for more than a quarter of new companies, but now that percentage has slipped to 24.3 percent.
According to the Washington Post, many economists are fearful of what this might mean for the future. Young businesses are the most consistent and reliable form of job creation–and most venture-backed companies are founded by at least one immigrant.
University presidents have written to Congress urging it to amend visa laws to allow foreign students to stay in America longer if they start new companies and hire employees in the U.S.
If you would like to learn about the different types of student visas available and which one is the best for you, contact the immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 949-540-6704.
Posted on July 10th, 2012
A Chicago-based advocate group claims that major IT companies are posting job advertisements that specifically target individuals on student visas or college graduates in the Optional Practice Training (OPT) program, a practice it says is discrimination.
Members of the advocate group say that hundreds of job postings on Dice, a large tech job board, specify a preference for individuals with visas or in the OPT program. The program allows graduates to work in the U.S. for up to 29 months and does not have the same wage requirements H-1B employers have.
Dice has responded to the accusations and says it will actively search the site to remove all postings that suggest even the slightest hint of discrimination.
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Posted on June 12th, 2012
A 12-day sweep by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations lead to the arrest of 40 men and women in Texas and Oklahoma. The sweep specifically targeted immigrants who had violated the conditions of their student visas.
According to the Times Record News, the sweep was conducted to prevent terrorists from exploiting the immigration system. Three of the 40 arrested also face charges of falsifying their U.S. citizenship, a felony that permanently bans them from re-entering the country.
Most of those arrested were from African nations. Others were from eastern Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and western Europe.
If you are considering coming to the United States on a student visa and want to learn about the different types of student visas available, contact the visa lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 949-540-6704.