Throughout US history, immigrants to the US have helped the American economy by starting businesses which have created new jobs and new opportunities for all US citizens. Some studies have suggested than people born outside the US are more likely to start businesses or enter entrepreneurial ventures in the US. These ventures help create jobs and prosperity in the US. Now, with the current economic climate, jobs in the US are more important than ever before and US government agencies are looking for ways to encourage entrepreneurs and new businesses.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced a new “”Entrepreneurs in Residence”” Initiative with just this aim. The initiative will use immigration law in order to attract new immigrants who can help create jobs and boost the economy. Recently, Pittsburgh’s President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness joined with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to discuss the new imitative. According to the announcement, the new initiative will focus on immigrant employees, entrepreneurs and investors with special skills, abilities and education. The initiative will help the USCIS gain information about job-creation opportunities and opportunities for building the economy. To this end, the USCIS will solicit opinions from individuals, organizations, and groups in both the public and private sectors.
The aim of the “”Entrepreneurs in Residence”” Initiative is to gather information about which policies and processes at the USCIS can help create US jobs through immigration laws. The initiative is meant to help the USCIS understand how to use immigration laws to better the US economy. To launch the “”Entrepreneurs in Residence”” Initiative, the USCIS will hold information summits. These summits will include industry leaders, who will discuss possible strategies for the USCIS. After these summits, the USCIS will create a team of experts and entrepreneurs. This team will work with the USCIS to create solutions that will help create jobs in the US.
The USCIS has already been working to improve immigration with an aim to improving the US economy. In August, for example, the USCIS announced changes to the EB-5 investor visa program. The aim of those changes was also to make it easier for the US to attract qualified investors from other countries. These investors could potentially help create businesses and jobs in the US. The USCIS will likely continue its efforts to look at immigration laws with an eye to boosting the American economy. New initiatives may be announced on the USCIS blog and the USCIS website (www.uscis.gov ).