© Farhad Sethna, Attorney, 2018
We already knew this, but in the current administration, talk is cheap.
The goal of this administration, and the platform on which the president ran his campaign was “Make America Great Again.”
The words “Make America Great Again” are empty, we know that because the Trump administration is going to revoke the “international entrepreneur rule”.
The rule would have allowed international entrepreneurs to come to the United States in a “parole” status, in order to start up businesses and invest in new and cutting edge technologies. There were strict limits for the parole, so that smaller businesses or smaller investments would not qualify. This would ensure that any new startup under the international entrepreneur rule would have adequate capital and resources to proceed.
As a supposed great investor, entrepreneur, and businessman, Trump should know that investment, creation of startup businesses, and innovation, are keys to economic prosperity and important to realize his promise of “making America great again”. If he is a student of business, as he claims he is, he should also know that immigration provides three of the factors of production: labor, capital, and enterprise; the US provides only the fourth: “land”.
However, the Trump administration has decided to revoke that rule. Clearly, making America great again doesn’t involve allowing for innovation, dynamic investment, and hard working immigrant start-up companies. So much for the supposed business acumen of Mr. Trump! This is a sign of the continued chaos in the White House as a direct result of Trump’s disconnected policy making.
About the author:
Farhad Sethna has practiced law for over 25 years. He was awarded his JD in 1990 and his MBA in 1991, both from the University of Akron. Since 1996, he has also been an adjunct professor of Immigration Law at the University of Akron, School of Law, in Akron, Ohio, where he wrote and used his own immigration textbook. Attorney Sethna is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education and professional development seminars on various immigration-related topics. His practice is limited to immigration and small business. He has won awards for excellence in teaching and for pro-bono service. With offices in Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and New Philadelphia, Ohio, Attorney Sethna represents clients in all types of immigration cases before federal agencies and the immigration courts nationwide. A private pilot, it is Farhad’s goal to fly to each of Ohio’s 88 county airports. Our number is: (330)-384-8000. Please send your general immigration questions to AttorneySethna@immigration-america.com. We will try to answer as many questions as possible.