On RollCall.com: Break Immigration Reform Gridlock

U.S. policymakers may want to approach immigration reform by focusing on economic growth as a strategy, say Dane Spangler and Jason Wiens of the Kauffman Foundation's Research and Policy area in an op-ed posted on the Roll Call website.

The authors contend that enacting aspects of immigration reform as a new "jobs" bill could provide a middle-of-the-road solution that could pass even in the heat of an election year.

The article offers several research-based strategies for turning a "startup visa" into a "jobs act."

Read an excerpt of the article below.

Break the Gridlock: Unbundle Startup Visa from Immigration Reform

For frustrated policymakers, there is another way to approach immigration: Focus on economic growth.

Enacting aspects of immigration reform as a new "jobs" bill could provide a middle-of-the-road solution that could pass even in the heat of an election year.

A key element of such a bill would be a startup visa that provides a dedicated means of entry for immigrant entrepreneurs so that they can launch innovative companies and create jobs in the United States.

Read the full article on RollCall.com