US pushes to keep entrepreneur jobs in the country

Nov 28, 2012 by Rodrique Ngowi

(AP)—The Obama administration's top immigration official says his agency is working to attract and keep more foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs who are seeking to start a company in the U.S.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Director Alejandro Mayorkas says his agency "has not been especially nimble" to adapt to fast-paced changes in the business landscape.

He says that's changing since the agency added new training for who evaluate business .

Mayorkas spoke Wednesday at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He unveiled a new website that provides entrepreneurs an easier way to navigate their immigration options.

Next step? A review of existing laws and practices to ensure that they achieve their full potential.

But Mayorkas adds that is no substitute for legislative reforms.

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douglaskostyk
not rated yet Nov 28, 2012
kochevnik
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Well with the personal holding company tax the USA is the LEAST COMPETITIVE and worst environment for startups in the developed world.
VendicarD
3 / 5 (1) Nov 28, 2012
Only a fool starts a business in a nation of uneducated fools (USA) in which 50% (Republican) support a congenital liar for president, and perpetually vote against their own nation's best interests.

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