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Immigration: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development

The correlation between immigration, entrepreneurship, and innovation has been proven by numerous studies as has the connection between immigration, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development. Why then isn’t U.S. immigration reform being passed to make it easier for entrepreneurial immigrants to stay in the United States? We do not have an entrepreneur visa category yet in …

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U.S. Global Entry Program For Expedited Travel

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance at airports for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. All participants are pre-screened and undergo a rigorous background check and an interview. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. At airports, program participants …

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Citizenship Through Investment Programs Including: St. Kitts & Nevis

Citizenship-By-Investment Programs offer investors the opportunity to legally acquire a new nationality quickly and simply through investment. Economic citizenship programs were started by governments to attract foreign investment and stimulate economic growth and development. Citizenship through investment programs allow the governments of certain countries to grant citizenship in return for major contributions to society, culture, the …

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Dual Nationality and Its Benefits – India’s New Overseas Citizenship of India Program

Under U.S. law, a U.S. citizen can be a national or citizen of two countries. An individual can obtain dual nationality or dual citizenship through birth, or marriage, or by applying and meeting certain eligibility requirements. For example, an individual can obtain dual citizenship by being born to two U.S. citizens in a foreign country, …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Advocates For Immigration Reform in D.C.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg flew to Washington on Wednesday September 18, 2013, to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. In front of a packed audience at the Newseum, he stated that “immigration reform is vital to this country’s economy and reforming the rules to allow highly skilled workers to work in the U.S. will give the …

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Immigration Reform Will Be A Positive Force In Spurring Economic Growth

Immigration reform will be a positive force in spurring economic growth, especially enacting legislation that will allow for more H1-B specialized knowledge employment based visas for employers and creating entrepreneur visas. Immigrant founded companies in the United States today have a market capitalization of “more than 900 billion”. Companies with immigrant founders like Google, Intel, …

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Should Immigrants Be Required to Know English Prior To Obtaining A “Green Card”?

A permanent resident or “green card” holder is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis and such person should not be subject to an English language requirement.  A person can become a permanent resident in several different ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a …

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Venturing Into International Trade – Key Issues In Exporting Or Importing

When venturing into international trade, whether importing or exporting, the right documentation is crucial. Missing or inaccurate documents can increase risks, lead to delays and extra costs, or even prevent a deal from being completed. Whether you are importing or exporting, you need to understand what documentation is required.  There should be a clear written contract …

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Immigration Reform Needed To Help Foreign Entrepreneurs and Startups

Immigration reform is needed to help foreign entrepreneurs develop startup companies in the United States. Currently, there is not a specific nonimmigrant nor immigrant visa category that is devised to allow foreign entrepreneurs to develop startup companies in the United States.  The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” or S.744 drafted  by the “Gang …

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Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities in Kuwait

Kuwait has recently introduced the Direct Investment Promotion Law to stimulate economic growth and encourage foreign direct investment. The new law creates attractive economic and financial market conditions for foreign direct investment. The new law provides an opportunity for businesses looking to expand into the Middle East to enter a market with a stable political regime and a …

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