Obama Backs ‘Startup Visas’ For Foreign-Born Tech Entrepreneurs In Immigration Speech

Huffington Post
January 30, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to create a special visa category that allows foreign-born entrepreneurs who launch successful startups to remain in the country.

Obama’s speech was praised by supporters of a startup visa.

His speech “shows that there is broad support to modernize our immigration system in a way that helps grow our economy and attract the world’s most talented and hardest-working,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is co-chair of the Partnership For A New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders who support immigration reform.
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