Immigration reform isn’t just an issue that affects corporations. It’s really about the people and their families that are struggling to remain in the U.S. and who are victims of an outdated system.
While the majority of people are focused on Mary Meeker’s latest mind-boggling ‘Internet Trends’ report, there’s another slideshow released today that deserves just as much attention.
There are two key problems that require immediate remediation in Congress, according to the coalition of companies, politicians, and nonprofits: jobs, and fairness.
Editor’s Pick Give me your smart, your educated, your startup founders yearning to build companies?
Guest Post Canada’s federal government moved impressively quickly to implement this new visa, which is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs from all over the globe to call us home. Why is the U.S. falling behind?
Silicon Valley has been prominent in the fight — particularly around the Startup Act — to admit immigrants who want to start businesses and create jobs.
More details are leaking out about Mark Zuckerberg’s unannounced activist group, which is adding legit lobbyists to its roster.
During his first “Fireside Hangout” on YouTube, President Barack Obama called for education, immigration, and patent reform to support the tech scene, not to mention the American economy.
Guest Post For the first time in years, the Democrats and Republicans are working together to fix the immigration mess.
Editor’s Pick The Taploid, a social engine that sends out weekly tabloid-like updates about your Facebook friends, is closing down today after difficulties obtaining visas for its engineers.
Guest Post Our research team found that for the first time in decades, the rate of expansion of immigrant entrepreneurship has plateaued and even started to decline.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Alejandro Mayorkas is getting serious about creating reforms that would make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the US.
Guest Post As movements such the startup visa program continue to gain steam in Washington, the CTO of the United States is joining the call. Aneesh Chopra, in this Entrepreneur Thought Leader Lecture given at Stanford University, says the key to fixing the decreased flow of innovation in this country is to fix the nation’s broken immigration system. Chopra offers his personal perspective on the issue, noting that his father was an engineer who immigrated to America for work.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
With anti-immigrant sentiment building across the nation, and clouds of nativism swirling around Washington, D.C., skilled immigrants are voting with their feet. They are returning home to countries like India and China. It’s not just the people we are denying visas to who are leaving; even U.S. permanent residents and naturalized citizens are going to where they think the grass is greener. As a result, India and China are experiencing an entrepreneurship boom. And they are learning to innovate just as Silicon Valley does.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Will Herman is an entrepreneur who has founded or held senior roles in several tech companies. This story originally appeared on his blog.)