how to address the unique circumstances of entrepreneurs, new businesses, and startups.
• Cut red tape—DHS should not demand excessive documentation or dismiss the achievements of well-qualified applicants who could start businesses or create jobs in the United States.
• Create or modify existing visa categories specifically targeted for immigrant entrepreneurs—Congress should be urged to create access to permanent resident status for those who establish a business that produces jobs for U.S. workers. Current law typically only permits foreign nationals who can invest $500,000 or more to stay.
• Remove hurdles for foreign students with desirable skills—Immigration law should permit foreign students in graduate programs (especially science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to remain in the United States after graduation.
• Recognize that immigrant entrepreneurship occurs across the spectrum of businesses—Immigration policy should address this phenomenon by establishing visa categories that provide opportunities for talented individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Participation needed in local art installation
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ACE/CCS continues holiday tradition
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Fast urges Congress to end moral crisis
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José Martínez wins prestigious educator award
In a surprise announcement at an all-school assembly, Colorado’s Bear Creek High School social studies teacher José Martínez was presented this week with a $25,000 check from the Milken Family Foundation in recognition of his exceptional work as a model teacher for the state and nation.