Coming to America

Broken Visa System Sends Local Entrepreneur to Chile to Launch Start-Up Targeting NYC

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If you’re looking for evidence of how poorly our existing immigration policy stymies America’s new tech economy, look no further than NPR. In a segment today, the station highlights the case of  Andrew Nicol, a young Australian entrepreneur who attended law school in the U.S.

Mr. Nicol got an employer-sponsored visa after graduating that allowed him to stay and work in New York. But when he caught that infectious case of start-up fever going around town, and wanted to quit his job and start his own company, immigration policy got in the way. No corporate law job, no visa. Read More