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Acknowledging The Promise of Global Entrepreneurship - New Law Addresses Immigrant Start-Up Founders

On July 17th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will enforce new, flexible regulation placing immigrants in a promising position to expand their commercial pursuits and showcase a diverse entrée of talent. Like recent developments in National Interest Waivers, changes in DHS policy address benefits afforded to the United States as foreign heads of start-up companies expand their services, refine and invent more signature products, and ultimately bolster U.S. prosperity as capital expenditures rise and new jobs materialize.

Tax Implications for Immigrants

Tax consequences on one's income are bound to arise regardless of the way a person has immigrated to the US- - through investment, employment, or family relationships. This article will explore some of the common tax issues faced by noncitizens , whether here temporarily or permanently

H-1B and the New CIR Bill

It's been about two weeks since the Gang of Eight's "The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013" was presented before the Senate. . In this article, we will explore the specific provisions that affect H-1B visas. It's important to note that these provisions are not yet law and the bill may change by the time it lands on President Obama's desk for signing, if it makes it there at all.

Entrepreneurial Visa Options

It is very much possible to hold a managerial position of a company you helped establish with a H1-B visa. On August 2, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and USCIS announced many immigration initiatives designed to boost the economy. The most notable one included a policy shift to allow a H1-B visa holder to have a majority or even 100% stake in his or her own company, including as a sole employee, as long as he or she can demonstrate that the company has the right to control the entrepreneur's employment. Some examples include preferred shareholders or a separate Board of Directors that control the terms and conditions of the entrepreneur's employment.

The Startup Act of 3.0 - a Path to Citizenship for Entrepreneurial Immigrants

In the midst of all of the CIR, yet another piece of legislation has entered the fray. The Startup Act of 3.0 is finally getting some traction in Congress, with its recent introduction in the House of Representatives and Senate.

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