Tag Archives: Start Up Visa Act

CEA Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation–Immigration Reform!

I recently participated in a Consumer Electronics Association sponsored Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation.  Here is the video from the discussion with various immigration reform proponents from around the country:

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Comparison of the Obama and Bipartisan Senators’ Plan

We have had some exciting news on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform front recently.  Both President Obama and the ‘Gang of Eight’ bipartisan senators have released their plans for reform.  So far, these are only a set of principles or plans and none of this is law or policy just yet.  Both plans have similarities and some very key differences as well.

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Comparing the U.S. & Canadian Versions of the Start Up Visa Act

 

Canada wants to beat the U.S. to the punch as far as the Start Up Visa Act is concerned.  Similar to the U.S., the Canadian Version is not currently a law.  Of course, Chile has beaten everyone to the punch by offering and implementing THEIR OWN VERSION.

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An Interview with Craig Montuori on the Start Up Visa Act

 

Craig Montuori is the Executive Director of PolitiHacks, an organization that supports the Start Up Visa Act. Mr. Montuori has agreed to discuss the Start Up Visa Act on this blog site.

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A Look at the Chilean Version of The Start Up Visa Act

 

I, unfortunately, cannot compare the U.S. Start Up Visa Act to the Chilean version because we do not have one.  The U.S. version is only a proposed bill.  Start Up Chile is up and running.  And, here is a look at it:

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A Video Illustration From AILA About the Need for the Start Up Visa Act

 

This is a four minute animation by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) highlighting the plight immigrant entrepreneurs face when trying to keep themselves and their businesses in the United States.

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How to Advocate for the Start Up Visa Act

 

I have previously blogged about the benefits of the Start Up Visa Act.  In my most recent blog, I noted that this bill is in the first step in the legislative process.  After a year, not much has happened since the Start Up Visa Act had been reintroduced.  So, how would the average supporter of this legislation advocate for its passage? 

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What Happened to the Start Up Visa Act?

 

As we head into the Presidential Elections, many of us are wondering what changes are in store for immigration.  Not many are predicting comprehensive immigration reform at this point.  But, what about smaller immigration bills, such as the Start Up Visa Act?  What is the current status of this bill?

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Top Ten Immigration Wish List for 2012

 

Here is my Top Ten Immigration Wish List for 2012:

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Startup Visa: Choosing Entrepreneurship Over Diversity

 

Mahendra Ramsinghani, the Author of The Business of Venture Capital, has recently published an article in the Huffington Post comparing the Diversity Visa Lottery with the Start Up Visa Act.

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