America Needs More Immigrant Entrepreneurs
As Labor Day approaches, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is spotlighting one of the hardest working groups of Americans: immigrant entrepreneurs. A new CEI study published today takes a look at proposed legislation that would make it easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to obtain visas. Unfortunately, current proposals fall short of offering real solutions—and meanwhile, entrepreneurs are being driven to other countries.
In “America Still Needs a True Entrepreneurship Visa,” Immigration Policy Analyst David Bier outlines the fundamental problem: America, a country with a rich history of immigrant entrepreneurialism, isn’t attracting new entrepreneurs, largely because of the failings of our bureaucratic visa system. However, he says, the “Invest Visa” provisions of the Senate Immigration Bill, which purport to address this problem, are not the answer that hopeful foreign entrepreneurs have been waiting for. > Read more
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