U.S. Immigration Official Comes To MIT, Vows To ‘Adapt To Business Landscape’

Boston Business Journal
November 28, 2012

The director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, Alejandro Mayorkas, acknowledged his agency needs to work much harder to facilitate legal avenues for foreign-born entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S.

Speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mayorkas, a one-time Cuban political refugee, said, “We as an agency have not been especially nimble in adapting to changes in the business space.”

Mayorkas explained that current applications for certain visas, like the H-1B visa for engineers, require business-owner applicants to have at least 25 workers, describe the physical location of the business with a floor layout and to detail the company’s “historic revenue stream.”

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