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Vivek Wadhwa

Trump says he will add further restrictions to H1B and L1 visa schemes

7:57 18/12/2016
President elect Donald Trump has vowed to put an end to what he calls H-1B and L-1 visa “abuse” in a bid to tackle what he sees as the loss of ‘American’ jobs. Fortunately it seems that he has not...

Canadian immigration's 'Dragons' Den' visa goes live

16:05 04/04/2013
Canada's new Start-up Visa Program (SUVP) was launched on April 1st 2013. The new visa allows foreign entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to a panel of Canadian investors. If the investors choose to...

Proposed US law would grant 125,000 more business green cards a year

13:27 18/02/2013
A group of four senators has proposed a new law that would see the US government grant 125,000 more employment-based green cards each year. The Startup Act 3.0 would grant 75,000 green cards (...

New book recommends US immigration reform

9:20 23/10/2012
The Financial Times has reviewed a new book warning of the dangers caused to the US by its immigration policy. Vivek Wadhwa, who came to the US as an immigrant himself, says that the US is losing its...

US report: number of immigrant business startups has fallen

13:21 04/10/2012
A new report published today says that the number of businesses set up by immigrants in the US is falling. The report's authors and backers hope that it will influence the immigration policies of the...

US should retain skilled immigrants, says Indian-born academic

18:50 05/10/2011
Vivek Wadhwa, writing for the Washington Post, says the United States is experiencing its first ever brain drain and should do more to encourage skilled immigration. "In 1980, when I came to the...