Those trying to discuss immigration policy in a thoughtful, fact-based way are being drowned out by the bombast on both sides. And the din is only going to get louder as the 2016 presidential election nears.
While the question of how to deal with highly skilled immigrants is far less controversial than other facets of the immigration debate, it’s likely to get ensnared in the thornier issues, like amnesty and border security.
All the smoke can make it hard for those in the entrepreneurship community to keep an eye on the relevant policy initiatives. Thankfully, the Kauffman Foundation has issued a policy digest tracking immigration initiatives at the federal, state and local levels.
Among the initiatives highlighted are President Obama’s proposed startup visa, expanding the ability of student visa holders to start businesses and the creation of state-based work visas.