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Immigration and Investments in the United States

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Lane Powell Shareholder Diane Butler authored an article in Vancouver Board of Trade’s November 2011 issue of Sounding Board newspaper titled “Immigration and Investments in the United States.” In the article, Butler discussed changes to immigration policies, which are geared toward stimulating the U.S. economy.

The director of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napalitano, and the director of its agency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, are promoting ‘a series of new policy, operational and outreach efforts that will help fuel the nation’s economy and stimulate investment by making it easier for high-skill immigrants to start and grow companies and create jobs here in the United States.’

Meanwhile, Congressman Zoe Lofgren introduced the Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America Act (“IDEA”). The efforts to spur foreign investment are gaining interest and some traction.