immigration Archives - Baltimore



Feb. 2, 2017 11:39 am

Responding to Trump, Johns Hopkins president shares his family’s refugee story

Ron Daniels said Trump's immigration ban stands in “unambiguous opposition to our country's long-cherished values and ideals.”

May 10, 2013 9:06 am

Dave Troy: ‘we need audits so citizens and government have a shared view’ [Links]

Dave Troy: Baltimore residents deserve to know more about city finances [Baltimore Business Journal]: “[W]e need audits in order for citizens and government to have a shared view. If we want to address fairness and justice in Baltimore, we need to ensure that government does not have better or different data from voters. To have a functional democracy, […]

Apr. 15, 2013 11:30 am

124k H-1B immigration visa requests for 85k spots shows reform need

The season to file for high-skilled immigration petitions has come and gone. And just like that, the country's businesses showed their collective hunger for STEM talent from abroad by using all available visas.

Mar. 27, 2013 9:30 am

Keffa Coffee opens new office in Baltimore County [PHOTOS]

Keffa Coffee, one week after graduating from the TowsonGlobal Incubator, has moved to new office space on Cromwell Bridge Road in Towson. If it's not a technology story exactly, it's one of entrepreneurship and the power of using Baltimore's geography to benefit from welcoming innovative immigration.

Feb. 28, 2013 10:00 am

Kauffman Foundation: Startup Visa could create 1.6M jobs over next decade [REPORT]

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation estimates that introduction of the startup visa could create between 500,000 and 1.6 million new jobs in the U.S. over the next 10 years. Read the Kauffman Foundation report here.

Feb. 25, 2013 10:02 am

Startup Act 3.0: how does this federal legislation encourage immigrant entrepreneurs?

Another contribution from Maryland Immigration Attorney Lynn O’Brien on immigration reform impacting entrepreneurship. She previously wrote about the Immigration Innovation Act. Although previous attempts to get the Startup Act signed into law have been thwarted, on Feb. 13, 2013, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced […]

Feb. 18, 2013 10:00 am

Immigration Innovation Act: U.S. Senate bill ‘I-Squared’ focused on STEM pipeline for reform

You’ve heard time and again the term “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” or “CIR” among those who discuss it often. But while for most, the CIR discussion of 11 million undocumented foreign nationals is about those low on education and opportunity, the story of immigration reform has perhaps just as much to do with entrepreneurship, innovation and […]

Jan. 30, 2013 9:30 am

Immigration Innovation Act: proposal to raise number of available STEM visas from 65K to 115K

Figure 5 from the Kauffman Foundation report, which “indicates the percentage of companies founded by immigrants in each of these states.” Four U.S. senators — two Republicans, two Democrats — introduced the Immigration Innovation Act on Tuesday as talk of bipartisan immigration reform grabbed hold of the nation’s political consciousness following President Obama’s address on the subject Tuesday […]

Nov. 7, 2012 9:00 am

Immigrant entrepreneurs founded 25% of tech, engineering startups in MD since 2006 [Report]

Figure 5 from the Kauffman Foundation report, which “indicates the percentage of companies founded by immigrants in each of these states.” Maryland is “one of seven states where immigrants founded more than 24 percent of … technology businesses,” according to Capital News Service. That figure comes from a recent Kauffman Foundation report, which found that […]

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