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Executive Action for Entrepreneurs- Almost A Startup Visa

There will be several measures for immigrant entrepreneurs and details will emerge soon.  However, this is a significant development – this is a new program using the parole authority.   Entrepreneurs will be allowed into the US under the ‘significant public benefit’ parole authority to the following types of people who would otherwise not qualify […]

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CNN Discusses the Startup Visa

Today, CNNMoney reported on one of our favorite subjects, the Startup Visa. Reporter Sara O”Brian discusses specific examples of talented people moving to Canada to launch their startups since they were unable to do so in the US due to immigration obstacles. We are honored that the article provides a link to this blog.  Thank […]

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We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneurs

 We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneurs – Tahmina Watson “USCIS intends to revoke your H-1B visa because we have discovered you are a co-founder.” Yes. That is indeed what my client learned one morning.  USCIS learned during the renewal process of my client’s previously approved H-1B case that he was an original […]

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President Proclaims November 2013 National Entrepreneurship Month!

President Obama proclaimed that November 2013 will be the National Entrepreneurship Month and that November 22 will be National Entrepreneurship Day.  In an official news wire, the White House released news that President Obama’s above proclamation was made on October 31, 2013.  Here is a link to the website.  Below is a copy of the […]

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Tahmina quoted and referenced in study by Competitive Enterprise Institute!

The Competitive Enterprise Insitute based in Washington DC released a study titled “America Still Needs a True Entrepreneurship Visa” authored by David Bier.  The study discusses the need for a visa for immigrant entrepreneurs.  It also analyses the Invest Visa provisions as laid out in the Senate bill (S.744) and the Entrepreneur Visa provisions in […]

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Tahmina to Speak on Startup Visa/EB6 visa at ‘Invest in America’ Conference in Miami

It is with great honor that I accept an invitation to speak about the potential EB6 visa at a conference organized by the Minority Chambers of Commerce Miami. The conference will be held in Miami, Florida on August 2nd, 2013.  I am honored to have beeen invited alongside some eminent and distinguished personalities in the […]

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Senator Moran Files Amendments To The Invest Visa Provisions For Senate Floor (Startup Act/X-visa/EB6)

Senator Moran has been a champion and advocate for jump starting the economy through the Startup Visa Act. He introduced the Startup Act in past years and has worked relentlessly to make it a reality.  As we have seen, the Startup Visa Act provisions were included in the broader bill for comprehensive immigration reform.  Now […]

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Invest Visa/Entrepreneur Visa Chart (Startup Visa, EB6, X-visa)

The newly proposed Invest Visa, formerly known as the Startup Visa, creates two new visa categories: X-visa and EB6 visa.  Here is a visual aid to understanding it better. In my opinion, this is an important and commendable addition to the bill.  See today’s Wall Street Journal article on the topic. http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/06/05/why-vcs-and-foreign-founders-want-the-entrepreneur-visa/ Here is a chart […]

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Startup Visa Act (Invest Visa) workshop a success!

On Monday May 13, 2013, our Startup Law Talk workshop was on the Startup Act/Invest Visa provisions. We had a good turn out and a really lively discussion!! Members of the local startup community joined us to learn about the provisions and discuss the details. I learned more about the business of being a startup. […]

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Stuck on H1b, F1 or Other Visa? Want Your Own Startup? Newly Proposed Startup Act (Invest Visa) May help! Come Learn More!

A bill for Comprehensive Immigration reform “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” was released two weeks ago.  The bill specifically addresses provisions for the Startup Act that many of us have been waiting for.  Named the “Invest Visa”, the provision seeks to provide visas for immigrant entrepreneurs starting companies in the US. If […]

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