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15 Duq. Bus. L.J. 1 (2013)

handle is hein.journals/duqbuslr15 and id is 1 raw text is: THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY: WHY MORE MUST
BE DONE TO ENCOURAGE IMMIGRANT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES
Stuart D. P. Gilgannon
INTRODUCTION                               ...........2........ ............2
I.   Options Currently Available to Immigrant
Entrepreneurs     ................................ 4
A.   E-2 Treaty Investor............5.......5
B.   EB-5 Investor..............6........6
C.   Hi-B for Owner Beneficiaries ....      ......... 8
II.  Recent Legislative Proposals Affecting
Immigrant Entrepreneurs       ........    ............ 11
A.   StartUp Visa Act of 2011   ................
B.   StartUp Act 2. 0....................... 13
III. Perceived Flaws Within Our Current
Immigration System With Regards to Immigrant
Entrepreneurship.     ....................    ..... 15
IV. Proposed Framework for Reform Legislation.......... 18
A.    Widen the Pool of Eligible Applicants............. 19
B.   Remove Burdensome Financial and
Employment-creation Barriers     ..   ............ 21
C.   Provide Applicants and their
Representatives with Clear and Objective
Eligibility Guidelines.    ........    .......... 23
D.   Ensure that Any Reform Package Offers a
Path to Permanent Residence     ...   ............. 25
CONCLUSION                               ..................................26
* Stuart D. P. Gilgannon is a solo practitioner attorney based in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, where he practices exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality
law. He received his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law in
2007.

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