The technology industry has struggled for years to keep foreign national tech innovators in our country with our antiquated immigration laws.
To address this as immigration reform discussion is ripe, a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and even NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg have launched a virtual march on Washington (http://www.marchforinnovation.com). They will be using the web and social media to argue for making the U.S. more welcoming for skilled workers.
We are America’s innovators — the leaders of technology and innovation companies from Silicon Valley start-ups to companies across America — and we’re working with the Partnership for a New American Economy to lead a movement among all Americans to pass sensible immigration reform.
Minami Tamaki LLP’s Immigration Practice Group has been at the forefront of providing immigration strategies for technology companies and advocating on their behalf. We have participated in discussions among the White House’s Small Business Administration leading to the creation of the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence program. Practice leader Minette Kwok also currently serves on the national Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council (AIC) in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to lead and develop wide reaching and forward thinking national policy on behalf of immigrants.