Why does the United States provide visas to people who need a job but not people who want to create jobs in the United States? That’s the startup visa question.
Brilliant minds from around the world are able to come to the United States on student visas. We gladly educate them in our best universities, then generally ask them to leave. Likewise foreign entrepreneurs with next-generation ideas and dreams of launching a new business are given no welcome mat. With no existing family in the U.S., the only way for these people to immigrate to the U.S. is through employers.
That’s right. The country that prides itself on entrepreneurial, can-do spirit provides no such avenue for immigrants that want to come here to build business and grow jobs. There is no startup visa. Continue reading