The E2 Visa Lawyer Weighs in on Clinton’s Green Card Proposal

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The E2 Visa Lawyer, a service geared towards overseas entrepreneurs and startup investors, today weighed in on a proposal by presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton that allows non-citizen graduates with master’s degrees or PhD’s in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields to bypass the approval process for green cards.

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I founded The E2 Visa Lawyer specifically because overseas talent greatly enriches the US economy. In that vein, the more talent we can bring here, the better.

The E2 Visa Lawyer, a service geared towards overseas entrepreneurs and startup investors, today weighed in on a proposal by presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton that allows non-citizen graduates with master’s degrees or PhD’s in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields to bypass the approval process for green cards.

Currently, overseas graduates must apply for a temporary H-1B work visa, then move from a student visa to a green card over a period of time. Under Clinton’s proposed changes, STEM master’s and PhD’s would automatically receive green cards. According to Steven Buchwald, founder of The E2 Visa Lawyer, Clinton’s plan would benefit more than just graduates and large organizations. It would also serve as a considerable boon for entrepreneurs.

“Clinton’s visa proposal is a bold one, and one which would greatly benefit startups,” Buchwald explains. “Giving STEM masters and PhD students from accredited institutions an automatic green card would make it significantly easier for professionals in those fields to gain a foothold in the United States. Further, it would streamline the immigration process for a number of very intelligent, very talented individuals, affording a much larger hiring pool to small businesses.”

In contrast, Clinton’s opponent Donald Trump has not come up with anything similar, says Buchwald. On the contrary, he argues, Trump seems to consider immigration in general as a threat to the well-being of American workers.

“Contrary to what some opponents of Clinton’s ‘staple’ law seem to believe, I see nothing but benefits in making it easier for international graduates to stay here,” says Buchwald. “I founded The E2 Visa Lawyer specifically because overseas talent greatly enriches the US economy. In that vein, the more talent we can bring here, the better.”

For those professionals to which the program does not apply, Buchwald intends to continue offering his services through The E2 Visa Lawyer.

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About Buchwald & Associates:
Founded with the intent of providing legal services to tech startups, Buchwald & Associates focuses on corporate and intellectual property law, internet law, international mergers & acquisitions, structuring complex transactions, and technology transfer. It also represents individuals in small and mid-sized companies on immigration and naturalization issues. Featured in multiple publications such as Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, and TechCrunch, Buchwald & Associates is one of the leading legal authorities for business professionals, particularly entrepreneurs and investors.

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