One group asserts that up to 1.6 million new
jobs could be created over the next 10 years by granting visas to foreigners
who start businesses in the United States, BizJournals.com
Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation, which studies and
promotes entrepreneurship, used U.S. Census Bureau data to make that
estimate. A recently introduced bill includes a provision that would grant what
are known as startup visas to 75,000 foreigners who are already in the United
States on H-1B visas or F-1 student visas and start businesses here.
StartupCity Des Moines Principal Tej Dhawan has been an advocate for the
allocation of startup visas.