Uptick in EB5 visa applications to US from Indian businessmen

From Times of India: Immigrant EB5 visas, for small business that create jobs in the US, have seen a spurt of interest in India with applications under this quota increasing 25% year over year, say sources. For the first 70 days of 2016, 130 EB5 visas have been granted by the US government for Indian… Read More »

Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, Costing the U.S. Jobs

From The New York Times: The H-1B program is critical as a way for employers to fill skill gaps and for really talented people to come to the United States,” said Ronil Hira, a professor at Howard University who studies visa programs. “But the outsourcing companies are squeezing out legitimate users of the program,” he… Read More »

U.S. Job Creation at No Cost to the Taxpayer: An Idea We Can All Agree on

From The Huffington Post: Even with the partisan wrangling and increasingly heated presidential campaign rhetoric, there are general principles Republicans and Democrats coalesce around: increased investment in the United States and more U.S. jobs without the burden on the taxpayer. As members of Congress adjourn for their August recess, a consensus is building to reauthorize… Read More »

International Students Stream Into U.S. Colleges

From The Wall Street Journal: American universities are enrolling unprecedented numbers of foreign students, prompted by the rise of an affluent class in China and generous scholarships offered by oil-rich Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia. Read more…

A Bipartisan Immigration Program We Need to Pass Now

While it appears increasingly likely that congressional Republicans will punt on much-needed comprehensive immigration reform, it is important for us to look at smaller, yet still useful, steps forward to chip away at this growing, but manufactured crisis. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I have seen firsthand how hard it is to raise funds for worthy projects and companies.

Eu também quero uma casa em Miami

From EL PAÍS: Insatisfeitos com o rumo da economia brasileira e com a política petista, não foram poucos os brasileiros que, no calor da emoção da disputa eleitoral, ameaçaram fugir do país caso a presidenta Dilma Rousseff fosse reeleita em outubro do ano passado. Diferentemente do cantor Lobão que fez alarde sobre sua intenção de ir… Read More »

China’s capital flight lands on New York doorsteps

From Reuters: By John Foley MARCH 19, 2015 (The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) As crunchy vignettes in U.S.-China relations go, it’s hard to beat the moment in 1979 when President Jimmy Carter pressed Deng Xiaoping to let Chinese people emigrate more freely. “If you want me to release 10… Read More »

The Best Financing Ideas of 2014

From http://mmblawfirm.com/the-best-financing-ideas-of-2014/ 2014 was an exciting year: Financing not only continued to be available, but we saw several new and innovative approaches. Here are my thoughts on the best financing ideas of 2014: Effective Use of IPOs We’ve seen a number of significant restaurant IPOs in 2014: Potbelly, Zoe’s Kitchen and Papa Murphy’s. Much was… Read More »