Obama administration proposing ‘startup visa’


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed a new rule Friday that would allow international entrepreneurs additional years of U.S. residency to start and build their businesses.

“Today marks an important step in attracting the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to start the next generation of great companies and create jobs here in the United States,” White House technology directors Tom Kalil and Doug Rand wrote in a blog post.

The proposition is called “International Entrepreneur Rule” (you can read the details here) and would allow startup founders to stay in the United States for up to two years, followed by a period of up to three years if they meet “additional benchmarks.”

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Adding fuel to our startup :fire:

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If only they can find a place to live… :thinking:

Hmmm. Based on a recent thread here, I thought that was Canada?