NBC News interviewed Alcorn Partner Mary Grilli Jacobs for a story on international entrepreneurs, innovation, and immigration options.
Mary heads up our practice group for business immigration law. She pointed out the U.S. doesn’t have a startup visa for foreign-born entrepreneurs seeking to launch or grow their startups here. That leaves many startup founders at a disadvantage in meeting the requirements of existing visa and green card options.
“We are just trying to find the best fit in this landscape of imperfect options,” Mary told NBC News.
Immigration = Innovation
The NBC story focuses on a paper released in February by researchers from George Mason University. That research showed immigrant-owned tech firms had “higher rates of innovation” than firms run by U.S. citizens in 15 out of 16 measures. Copyright/trademark was the only measure that was the exception.
The Alcorn Immigration Law team knows immigration leads to innovation. So, we’re not surprised when another research study shows that immigration benefits innovation and the economy.
Reach out to us if you’re an international entrepreneur looking to find the best option to live and work in the U.S.