Immigration and Entrepreneurship Research from the National Foundation for American Policy

The National Foundation for American Policy has conducted a variety of Kauffman Foundation-funded research studies that examine immigration and its effects on entrepreneurship and economic development in the United States.

Each paper offers findings and insights on topics ranging from immigrant cancer research contributions to green card access.

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The Contributions of Immigrants to Cancer Research in America - NFAP Policy Brief

03/12/13   More than 40 percent of the cancer researchers at America's top cancer institutes are immigrants, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released.

H-1B Visas Essential to Attracting and Retaining Talent in America - NFAP Policy Brief

05/01/13   H-1B temporary visas have been an essential avenue for allowing high-skilled foreign nationals to work in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.

House and Senate Bills Could Advance Innovation and Competitiveness, According to Kauffman-Funded NFAP Report

06/27/14   A Kauffman-funded National Foundation for American Policy report finds that key parts of pending immigration bills would open the door wider to highly skilled individuals.

Kauffman-Funded NFAP Studies Explores Immigrants’ Importance to U.S. Science, Engineering

06/27/14   Immigrants have played an increasingly important role in contributing to science and engineering advancements in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.

Keeping Talent in America: NFAP Policy Brief

10/05/11   The National Foundation for American Policy released a policy brief that says international students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) should get a green card with their diplomas.

Still Waiting: Green Card Problems Persist for High Skill Immigrants

06/15/12   Calling an increase in wait times for high-skilled foreign nationals to get green cards to stay in the United States a threat that could "deprive the country of talented individuals who will choose to develop innovations, make their careers and raise their families in other nations," the National Foundation for American Policy released this report, which says wait times are likely to increase in employment-based immigration categories.