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29 February 2012

White House Blog Post: Strengthening Immigrant Pathways for Job-Creating Entrepreneurs

USCIS launched the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative last week, and The White House Blog has an excellent post on the program and its purpose.

54 Comments:

At March 2, 2012 at 3:41:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear President Obama and Director Mayorkas,

I am sure everyone truly appreciates the steps your administration, the USCIS and DHS have been initiating to help skilled immigrants to pursue their academic and career goals in this country.

Please do something to grant at least temporary work permits even maybe for 20 hours per week to the educated spouses on dependent visas (F2 and H4). Foreign students contribute to the economy by investing funds in this country by way of tuition and living expenses. Studying and providing for family becomes very strenuous and stressful. At least on humanitarian grounds please consider giving the spouses an opportunity to work at least part time so that they have something worthwhile to do while they are in this country.

I am one of those spouses who need your help.

Thank you so much

 
At March 8, 2012 at 11:29:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear President Obama and Director Mayorkas,

I do not understand why there are so many undesirable people allowed to enter into the United States but yet they are finding every possible reason to delay allowing the wife of an American Citizen/ex-military man into the United States so she can continue taking the legal path to become a US Citizen herself... at her husband's side where she belongs. They were legally married in the United States, and they lived here for a while before moving to be closer to her family. Now they are trying to move back to the States.... he was forced to continue on alone.... without his wife! It is not fair nor right!

I do understand that our borders need to be protected but, I also believe in Family!
Please help my family be allowed to be together again!

 
At March 14, 2012 at 6:10:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know why the immigration office is not doing their jobs. there are illegals protesting out in the open and no one is picking them up and sending back to their own country.in case no one knows the definition of the word illegal it means forbidden by law or statute. so people that are here illegally have no right to be here and they have no right to demand anything. they are criminals because they are braking the law. a new law needs to be passed making part of any State or Federal law officers job description to arrest any illegals they come in to contact with in any situation instead of looking the other way. this would be a great help to all of Americas immigration offices and officers.

 
At March 18, 2012 at 10:49:00 PM EDT , Blogger Jamie said...

To whom it may concern:
I do understand the need for equality and helping others, but what about citizens in the U.S. that are in need of jobs? What plans are being made for this to happen? WHat are your thoughts on this matter?

 
At March 19, 2012 at 8:52:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Director

Please do some thing for EB3 India Backlog. As compare to all other countries and Categories. do some justice to these humans also. whom you are treating as a step child.
We are humans like all others and staying legal ,paying fees and taxes for long time. We have families and emotions and goals in life.
many of us will turn into good enterpuners as we have good experience in US business market from more than 10 years.
Please !!!!!!!!!!!! .
Thanks

 
At March 27, 2012 at 10:09:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the first and second quarter Eb2 Priority date for India and China was advanced from July 2007 to May 2010, almost 3 years. USCIS did not follow processing order of receipt date or priority date and simply adjudicated the low hanging fruits without care for the people waiting in queue for several years. And now we are being told the visa bulletin is false and there are no visa numbers since it is used up. It was not a competition to use up visa numbers, USCIS had to process cases in order so nobody is treated unfairly or jumps the queue, but you failed and we feel cheated after waiting for 8 years for date to become current. Is there any way you reinstate our faith in USCIS or its ways?

 
At March 29, 2012 at 12:29:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good sign that EB2 I/C is moving so quickly for last few months and jumped almost 3 years. All of sudden now they realize that it's too much they are going to retrogress the dates to 2007 when you are already in May 2010. If USCIS is taking this much long time for issuing Green Cards for EB2 category people so forget about the EB3 people, investing their time and future just for staying in USA. I would say invest that time in your own country as they are growing very good and future is there not in US. One side they are saying that they will give Green Cards to all Masters degree people so they can create more jobs and at the same time they play with this visa bulletin dates back and forth....I have read so many times on internet that US people hardly work during the whole week compare to many other countries and who works are not originally from US. So imagine all immigrants returns to their own country...Imagine US economy at that point...But they love to play games with this immigration and make money with different forms fees...
I would suggest all immigrants waiting for getting green signal to stay in US, just return to your own country and make difference there....

 
At April 1, 2012 at 6:55:00 AM EDT , Anonymous erwin said...

I do understand the need for equality
and helping others, but what about
citizens in the U.S. that are in need of
jobs? What plans are being made for this
to happen? WHat are your thoughts on this matter?

 
At April 3, 2012 at 9:46:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They simply don't want to work...And those immigrants with higher degrees can not start a business and hire people due to visa status. There are lots of examples of immigrants return to home country and start business and creates job because they got tired. TIME VALUE MONEY. They don't want to wait for their idea to execute just because of their status...

 
At April 22, 2012 at 7:29:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All states need to adopt immigration law it helps the legal u.s citizens have jobs, they dont have a legal right to jobs,security, or constitutional rights

 
At May 1, 2012 at 3:35:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

USA needs IT immigrants. Without immigrant people they will have to outsource and more job will go away...

 
At May 8, 2012 at 5:04:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Dev said...

We are all human like everyone else for a long time to stay legal pay fees and taxes. We have families and feelings and life goals.
Many of us will become the good enterpuners because we have good experience from more than 10 years in the business market in the United States.

 
At May 10, 2012 at 7:13:00 AM EDT , Anonymous jhon pandora said...

if any please give them a good education, good health and so on. however they are also human beings who must be considered and should not be wasted. thank you for having to load the comments, and awaited your comments

 
At May 10, 2012 at 7:46:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Aaron said...

Is this program's desire to "attract highly skilled immigrants" due to the fact that foreign workers are more qualified than their American equivalents, or is it simply an initiative to increase diversity at the expense of US-born workers?

 
At May 13, 2012 at 4:37:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Alexia - chupetes personalizados said...

This is always the never ending story, you need immigrants when the economy goes well, but when the economy falters, then the immigrants become a burden, but should not be forgotten that these people is what keeps the economy when everything goes well ... have to compromise between these two factors, and this is not an easy task.
Regards

 
At May 17, 2012 at 3:10:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Julian Castaneda | Organizar la Vida said...

it´s a realytie that a lot of people go to the USA searching for new oportunities and mucho of the are searching to build a small business. For example I want to have my company in USA because the law of my contry is so obsolete with the topic of internet, and my business is internet base on.

sorry for my english

grettings from Colombia

 
At June 2, 2012 at 3:47:00 PM EDT , Anonymous berita unik said...

I do understand the need for equality
and helping others, but what about
citizens in the U.S. that are in need of
jobs? What is your plan?

 
At June 5, 2012 at 1:05:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Art said...

US gov should encourage skilled people to settle in this country , cut the benefits and public sector expenses.

 
At June 7, 2012 at 6:45:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Metin2 Hile,Metin2 Forum,Metin2 Pvp Server said...

Is this program's desire to "attract highly skilled immigrants" due to the fact that foreign workers are more qualified than their American equivalents

 
At June 7, 2012 at 10:47:00 AM EDT , Anonymous EMC Testing Lab said...

We live in Florida and have one of the highest homeless rates in Casselberry. Many have seen it on the news. I think it was 60 minutes. A lot of these people lost there jobs and had nowhere to go. Are you looking at helping these people?

 
At July 26, 2012 at 2:34:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anybody wants to work, they can find work. It will be little different financially, but you can get work if someone really wants to. I have seen homeless people with cellphones and nice cars because government takes money from all of us to provide services to these homeless people for free so if they are getting it for free they think why they have to work... if they work they have to pay taxes, instead we pay taxes and they enjoy for free.

 
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At August 18, 2012 at 12:28:00 PM EDT , Anonymous suresh said...

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At November 20, 2012 at 10:33:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please allow H-4 visa holders to work. We are also humans and please give us the basic right to earn our bread. If L-2 visa holders can work, why we are not allowed to work. H-1B visa holders are here to do specialized jobs. They work here, live here and pay taxes. They are left with no savings. Since their spouses are not allowed to work, when they go back, they can hardly find a job due to the long career gaps. If you can't appreciate H-1B visa holders and their family, cancel the concept of H visas and allow only the L visa holders to serve you.

 
At November 26, 2012 at 11:03:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been more than a year since the rule 'Allowing Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses to Apply for Employment Authorization' was introduced but nothing has been done to implement it. Being on H4 visa has made me lose self-confidence and doubt my abilities and skills as an educated woman. And I'm not alone; there are thousands of such women who are waiting anxiously for this rule to be implemented. I request you to please implement this rule immediately and allow women on H4 visa to work.

 
At November 30, 2012 at 9:06:00 AM EST , Blogger thewall said...

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At November 30, 2012 at 5:33:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

if U.S. citizens were willing to work then U.S. won't need people from other countries but i guess they are not willing to work what immigrants are capable of doing. that's why it's important to allow immigrants to work specially in STEM. if that does not happen US will be left behind when all immigrants go back to their countries and start companies and create jobs.

 
At January 24, 2013 at 3:33:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all of you who spoke for the H4 visa holder cause. we really deserve better than this. We are highly educated from our home country and even get highly credentialed to do anything in any specialty here. But can't because of those ridiculous restrictions. I have seen families torn apart because of that and it is heartbreaking.

 
At February 9, 2013 at 1:08:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am here on the H4 visa since last 7 years. It's been a frustrating and long wait. I don't have a clue for how long will it take for my EAD to arrive. I am educated, qualified, intelligent and hard working, but seems like all this does not matter when you land in this country on the H4 visa. I believe that not providing us the right to work is a form of discrimination. I feel unfortunate when I am rejected in a job interview for the reason that
I am on the H4 visa. It seems all my knowledge and skills are deteriorating as I haven't used them in past 7 years and EAD doesn't seem to be happening soon. This huge gap in my career will not be well
appreciated by the companies when I'll want to work once I get my EAD. Waiting for Green Card is an endless journey. I am afraid that this huge
employment gap might ultimately make me unemployable over time.
I came here because I was told that America is a nation that rewards those who deserve it. Less did I know that there are so many loop-holes involved, especially when on the H4 visa. The American system emphasizes on equality to all applicants/candidates (irrespective of his/her nationality, religion, race etc.), then why has this issue not been given any
consideration all this while??? Being born in a specific country seems to be a major hurdle in the progress of deserving and hard-working people who are sincere in abiding by all the country rules and regulations!!! :-(

 
At February 16, 2013 at 2:11:00 PM EST , Anonymous Foto Bugil said...

US gov should encourage skilled people to settle in this country , cut the benefits and public sector expenses.

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At February 26, 2013 at 1:16:00 PM EST , Blogger Anonymous said...

Hi
Mr. President
Congratulations for your reelection.

I fall into that category where i loose all my dreams and identity, my mistake is that i married love of me life and followed him to USA. As he is on H1B visa i get H4(dependent visa), which felt like curse to me because i am Electronics Engineer with masters in Human Resources from India and have more than 4 years of experience with one of the leading companies in India. But the irony is my status in USA doesn't allow me to work, it doesn't allow me to contribute to my family and economy of the country as well.Is this correct. This doesn't benefit anyone of us. Due to single income we have lot of financial crises and we couldn't afford basic need of life.

I am in depression because of not able to use my skills to support my family. Sir, you are my only hope. Please pass this (EAD for certain H1B spouses) rule. Our souls will bless you.

Thanking You
Yours sincerely
Shraddha Sharma

 
At March 6, 2013 at 8:58:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear president obama

please allow h4 or dependent spouses to work ..after studying so much in their country they are all highly qualified ..atleast allow part time work for them so that they can utilize their hardwork and contribut to their family and to the economy of the country as well..nowadays it very difficult to run a family with single income...you are our only hope...please allow a ead or a part time work permit ..our only mistake is that we married the love of our lives(I am sure that s the problem with everyone)..let us utilize our years of study..help the economy and help the family too..please try to do something...we all will bless you forever...

 
At April 5, 2013 at 5:08:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Sanyam jain said...

To whom it may concern:
I do understand the need for equality and helping others, but what about citizens in the U.S. that are in need of jobs? What plans are being made for this to happen? WHat are your thoughts on this matter?

 
At April 11, 2013 at 1:09:00 PM EDT , Anonymous damilare bakare said...

Dear president obama

I fall into that category where i loose all my dreams and identity, my mistake is that i married love of me life and followed him to USA. As he is on H1B visa i get H4(dependent visa), which felt like curse to me because i am Electronics Engineer with masters in Human Resources from India and have more than 4 years of experience with one of the leading companies in India. But the irony is my status in USA doesn't allow me to work, it doesn't allow me to contribute to my family and economy of the country as well.Is this correct. This doesn't benefit anyone of us. Due to single income we have lot of financial crises and we couldn't afford basic need of life

 
At May 18, 2013 at 5:40:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Chris said...

US government should support some people who has skills yet not enough budget to start business. There are many people who have many experiences and they can help the economy in the US. I hope the government can improve the service for them.

 
At July 1, 2013 at 10:48:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To All who are directly or indirectly affected by this & Mr. president,

Finances of a family is different affair; who are thinking they are not gaining in being in US, should seriously think of leaving US.

But Mr. President, think of women who want to gain heights in their life, are ambitious & above all are skilled enough to take the challenge no less than her spouse.

I am very confident that every of such women, will one day make you proud of your decision.

It is a hope for all spouses, so lets pray that they can work and win their dignity of being a human being.

 
At August 23, 2013 at 6:52:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently USCIS launched a very good programs for employees. In those i like the latest program called Citizenship program. also Employers Must Use Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification condition is very good idea to get exact member. So USCIS playing a very good role in USA citizenship member work.

 
At November 17, 2013 at 1:31:00 PM EST , Anonymous Luis Quiroz Ravines said...

Millions of immigrants expected that President Obama fulfilled his electoral promise to regulate the situation of immigrants so that they can develop freedom and tranquility within the United States. The majority of immigrants have creative and entrepreneurial spirit and can bring wealth and prosperity to the great country that hosts them. There are notable examples of the contribution of immigrants and million expected to regularize their situation citizen to function without barriers or concerns

 
At August 21, 2014 at 9:53:00 AM EDT , Anonymous jee said...

Thanks for all of you who spoke for the H4 visa holder cause. we really deserve better than this. We are highly educated from our home country and even get highly credentialed to do anything in any specialty here. But can't because of those ridiculous restrictions. I have seen families torn apart because of that and it is heartbreaking.

 
At August 25, 2014 at 3:48:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Pretty Angel said...

Dear President Obama and Director Mayorkas,

I am sure everyone truly appreciates the steps your administration, the USCIS and DHS have been initiating to help skilled immigrants to pursue their academic and career goals in this country.

 
At September 24, 2014 at 10:45:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. President Obama

This Proposed Rule to Extend Employment Authorization to Spouses of Certain H-1B Workers is a very good move towards the benefit of the US economy. At the moment, most of the skill migrants are moving out of the country because mostly their wife’s cannot work in the US with H-4 visa. This has created significant losses to US overtime in terms of finance & skill workers. Surprisingly some of those spouses are very skillful but they cannot work in US on H-4 visa.

Myself being an Australian E3 visa holder as a skilled non-immigrant, I am too thinking of our options moving forward. As at now the company that I work for would like to keep me here in USA having my visa changed to H1B but if we do that, my wife can no longer work that means taxes that she used to pay for the US government will cease immediately and also she will not accept to stay at home for nothing, wasting her knowledge and skills. Hence this rule change should happen very soon I guess.

There were lot of discussions of this impotent rule change since May 2014, but I am wondering where it is as at now and when this rule going to come into action because as at now it is not in action.

 
At October 20, 2014 at 3:16:00 PM EDT , Anonymous KLLocal said...

USCIS has launched some great programs including this one.

 
At October 21, 2014 at 2:31:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Kav said...

I truly inspired by the USCIS and DHS initiatives to help skilled immigrants to achieve career goals and extending employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers is a very great move. We hope to see more initiatives as like these to come forward.

 
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At October 30, 2014 at 2:35:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Alex said...

What is Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR)? How much will help for Entrepreneurs? What's exact processing timing to get visa?

 
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