The WSJ cited a report that immigrants founded 51% of U.S billion-dollar startups. Local data shows that foreign-born residents are more likely to start new businesses than the U.S. -born in Allegheny County. Further, immigrants have traditionally been key in growing a region’s workforce. However, with the current policy trends, it is becoming increasingly difficult for foreign nationals to secure an immigration status that will enable them to live/work in the United States. This session will describe the impact that immigrants have on our national and local economy and the various pathways to an employment authorized immigration status leading up to permanent residence/US citizenship and the pros and cons of each.
Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Carnegie Mellon University | Gates/Hillman Center | Room 6115
Food Provided By: Carnegie Mellon University
Cost: General: $25; Students: FREE ** (Must present ID & register in-advance).Students who do not register in-advance and attend will be charged: $15.
5:30 PM: Networking & Appetizers
6:15 PM: Introductions
6:30 PM: Immigration Discussion
7:30 PM: Q & A
7:45 PM: Networking
David Kalson: Chair of the Emerging Business Group – Cohen & Grigsby
Larry Lebowitz: Chair of the Immigration Group – Cohen & Grigsby
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