CEI Today: Immigrant entrepreneurs, net neutrality in court, and union special privileges

Thursday, August 29, 2013
In the News Today


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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Before Net Neutrality Eats the World

On Sept. 9, the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in Verizon’s challenge of the FCC order on net neutrality.

Unelected FCC commissioners contemplate this action without authority from Congress, and even with such authority, it should have and would have been challenged. > Read more


Workplacechoice.org: Union Special Privilege Under Scrutiny

In response to a Miami Herald report, a Miami-Dade County Commissioner is sponsoring legislation to eliminate or reduce the practice of allowing government employees to work full-time for their union, also known as union release time. Union release time is an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds.
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