June 28, 2013

Immigration Process to Change After New Law In Georgia

“With just one day left to pass an immigration bill, Georgia state legislators will be working right up to the deadline to pass a controversial immigration bill.

Georgia legislators have been trying to pass an amended immigration bill, which includes closer scrutiny of illegal immigrants.

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Also the bill plans to force the private sector community in Georgia, mostly businesses, to use the E-verify database.

E-verify is the database maintained by the federal government, which contains the list of legal immigrants.

But the business groups in the private sector including the various Agricultural groups are planning to oppose it.

If the bill is passed, then Georgia will have an immigration process very much similar to Arizona, containing all the clauses that are in Arizona immigration law.”

For more information, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/georgia-legislature-has-1-day-left-to-pass-immigration-bill-after-months-of-wrangling/2011/04/13/AFcgXjYD_story.html

Startup Visa Missing From Startup America Program

“Startup America is an initiative from the Obama administration to inspire more Americans to become entrepreneurs.

While other countries are making it easier for people to move to their country through innovative startup visa programs, Obama’s flagship entrepreneurship program doesn’t have a single provision for a startup visa, or such a program.

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While there is a Startup Visa Act being proposed in Congress (see: http://www.businessinsider.com/startup-visa-act-2011-3 ), Obama’s Startup America program would be the perfect platform for him to spur this kind of growth in America, instead of letting the UK and other European countries lead the way on this issue.

More information on Startup America:

Startup America will help entrepreneurs to establish their own enterprises with financial and technical help from the government.

The Obama administration believes that entrepreneurs have been the underlying spirit of America that has made it strongest economy of the world, even though this new program doesn’t include any provisions to make the immigration process easier for entrepreneurs and investors who want to more to America..

The program is aimed at letting people know about various sectors and industries where the potential for growth is high and which add value to the economy and society.

Economic growth of the country, creating more jobs and innovating new products and services are the main aims of Startup America program, which focuses in four areas:

1. Increasing access to capital for high-growth startups.

2. Increasing access to high-quality mentors for entrepreneurs.

3. Accelerating the commercialization of federally funded R&D.

4. Improving the regulatory environment for high-growth firms.”

For more information, visithttp://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/startup-america