As an immigrant entrepreneur who has navigated the process from student visa to work visa to finally becoming a naturalized citizen, I have firsthand knowledge of how our immigration system works -- or doesn’t work, as is often the case. Today, as a Managing Director of Hattery, a venture capital firm in San Francisco, I see many other entrepreneurs facing off against an outdated system as they set about the important work of creating new businesses in the United States.
The economic benefits of immigration are well documented. We can see the success of companies founded or cofounded by an immigrant. We also know the correlation between the presence of high-skilled immigrant workers and the number of local jobs created in the U.S. economy. Behind that data is a story of prosperity built on the back of immigration that has been part of the American story since its founding.
Despite this, America faces a real problem when it comes to immigration. There’s a gap in the labor force thatRead More »from Why Small Businesses Should Care about Immigration Reform