Immigration impacts us on an everyday basis, whether it's having a foreign-born professor, co-worker, or even family member. Join award-winning immigration attorney, David Wilks, as we explore the "everyday" impact of immigration through personal interviews with those that have interacted with the U.S. immigration system. Episodes released 1st and 3rd weekend of every month.
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In "Part 2" of our series on green cards, Miller Mayer attorney, Kristal Ozmun, explains the convoluted paths facing foreign nationals seeking permanent residence to the United States.
Also, listen for a preview of our new "sister" podcast, "Musicians vs. the World" hosted by concert pianist, Christine Smith.
Nearly half of all Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or the child of an immigrant according to the Center for American Entrepreneurship. And yet, there is no visa for entrepreneurs. In fact, being an entrepreneur can make obtaining a visa more difficult due to immigration limitations on self-employment. Join our conversation with Cornell Tech's Fernando Gomez-Baquero as he discusses how he personally overcame these immigration challenges, and is now working with the Cornell Tech Runway Program to help other entrepreneurs overcome these challenges.
If you would like to know more about immigration and entrepreneurship, David and Miller Mayer have put out a number of resources:
Idea to IPO
Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Require Extraordinary Evidence: A Review of Recent Non-Precedent EB-1A AAO Decisions Under the Trump Administration
Presumptions and Entrepreneurs: A Review of Recent BALCA Decisions for Entrepreneurs
Unclearly Executive or Managerial: A Review of Recent Nonprecedent EB-1C AAO Decisions
Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar
Innovative Visa Options for Immigrant Entrepreneurs – ‘‘If You Want Something New, You Have to Stop Doing Something Old’’
You can also learn more about immigration and entrepreneurs at the U.S. Alliance for International Entrepreneurs.
On Wednesday this week, the Department of Homeland Security formally published new regulations overhauling the Employment Creation Visa, more commonly known as EB-5. Under the EB-5 program, if a foreign national invests in the United States, and thereby creates ten jobs for U.S. workers, the foreign national can receive a green card. The newly announced regulations significantly restrict the program.
To discuss these late-breaking changes, we are publishing our first bonus episode! In this breaking news roundtable, EB-5 experts Stephen Yale-Loehr and Kristal Ozmun join David in discussing the EB-5 program changes, and how they may result in fewer jobs for U.S. workers being created by the program.
Also, to take advantage of Kristal's generous offer, discussed in the episode, either:
Go to: https://millermayer.com/immigration-consultation/ and mention the podcast in the questionnaire.
This week, the administration put forward a "merit-based" immigration proposal. Such proposals are not new, and in fact, many countries have tried similar systems that would award "points" toward permanent residence, depending on the characteristics of the applicant. Join us as we speak with globally renowned immigration scholar, and Cornell Law Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr regarding his new research project studying the merits of merit-based immigration.
An American woman falls in love with a British man, but immigration makes starting their lives together more challenging than you might expect. Join us in our conversation with Victoria Coe as she discusses the immigration hurdles she and her husband faced in setting up their American home.
PLUS get the basics of U.S. immigration from host, and award-winning immigration attorney, David Wilks.