Contributions of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The immigrant work ethic and desire to succeed have always proven to be a winning combination in business.

According to the Economist, 18 percent of the Fortune 500 list, as of 2010, is made up of immigrant-founded companies. These include Google, Heinz and Procter & Gamble. That 18 percent rises to 40 percent when the children of immigrants who founded Fortune 500 companies are included. Immigrants also obtain patents at twice the rate of people born in America with the same level of education.

The arduous process of moving to a foreign country, learning a new language, and culture, and working hard to earn a living is telling of the type of strong willpower the exists in most immigrants. China and India have taken notice of this, and in the last ten years, they have relaxed their immigration laws. They must understand what effect immigration has had in America’s economy and what role it’s played in making the country a world power, despite its relative short history as a nation.

Some argue that green cards should be granted to foreign nationals who study science, technology, engineering or math. But as it stands today, U.S. visas are the only lawful way to live, work, and study in the country.

Getting a work visa or student visa in the United States often times can be difficult. But the process should not steer away your talents. We do the best at simplifying the process.

Learn more about the H-1B work visa.

Learn more about the F-1 student visa.

Learn more about the J-1 exchange visa.