(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Jan. 22, 2015 – Immigrants are almost twice as likely to start businesses in the United States as native-born Americans, with many of these firms creating large numbers of jobs.
However, according to a new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest released today by the Kauffman Foundation that summarizes several current immigration policy ideas, it remains difficult for immigrants to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to reality in America.
Legal barriers to immigrant entrepreneurship result in lost jobs, lost innovation and lost growth in the United States.
The Digest looks at policy ideas at the federal, state and local levels for how to capture the economic benefits and growth that come from entrepreneurial immigrants, including:
Read the full Digest here.
The Kauffman Foundation's Policy Digests consist of summaries of findings around relevant policy issues that will inform and educate policymakers. To read the entire Policy Digest on immigrant entrepreneurs and to sign up to receive subsequent Digests, go to www.kauffman.org/policydigest.