U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative with an Information Summit focused on ensuring that the immigration pathways for foreign entrepreneurs are clear and consistent, and better reflect today’s business realities. The engagement was held February 22, 2012 from 8:30AM to 5:30PM (Pacific Standard Time), at NASA Research Park, Building 152, Moffett Field, CA.
Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, the Summit gave participants the opportunity to share their strategic thinking and business expertise with the agency. The feedback from the Summit will inform the work of the Entrepreneurs in Residence tactical team, which will bring business experts in-house to work alongside USCIS staff to maximize current immigration laws’ potential to attract foreign entrepreneurial talent.
The Entrepreneurs in Residence initiative provides USCIS with a unique opportunity to gain insights in areas critical to economic growth to ensure that USCIS policies and practices fully realize the immigration laws' potential to create and protect American jobs.