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Cover Story - April 25, 2014

Would-be entrepreneurs turn to lawyers for help

Facing complex, and some say outdated, immigration law, some attorneys are getting creative

by Elena Kadvany

Karlygash Burkitbayeva, who came from Kazakhstan to study at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, hired an immigration attorney before she even graduated. She asked around campus, found a guy with the most difficult immigration situation she had ever heard of — and promptly hired his lawyer.

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Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

[Post removed.]

Posted by Howard, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Re "Good tax lawyers are creative," he said. "They look at the law, and they interpret it in a way that will stretch the boundaries of what's acceptable."
I agree, if by "good" you mean "unethical."

Posted by What's the Diff?, a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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Posted by Jake_Leone, a resident of Atherton
on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:57 am

Most H-1b visas are used by Offshore Outsourcing companies.

Most H-1b visas are used to remove jobs from the United States.

The reason why we run out of H-1b visas each year is because Offshore Outsourcing companies game the system by putting in hundreds of thousands of extra applications.

Wouldn't it be better if we just made the selection process rational?

For example base it on pay or base it on job creation potential (as opposed the current system, which is clearly based upon luck and the profitability of removing jobs from the United States.

Posted by What's the Diff?, a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

Jake is absolutely correct! This just sends money out of the US, not to mention jobs.

If foreign nationals REALLYwant to start a business here, and claim to create jobs for Americans, let them first start the application process for citizenship, or even dual citizenship.

I know of four people, two from Belgium, one from France, one from the Netherlands, who completed this process recently. Once it is started, they all agreed, it is not all that difficult. The two from Belgium kept their Belgian citizenship as well. All recently received BIG cuts in mortgage rates when buying or refinancing homes, just for coming US citizens.

Foreign nationals living off the kindness of America needs to be halted! Foreign nationals taking American jobs and dollars out of the country needs to be halted, They should not profit so richly at our expense!

This is just reverse Imperialism.

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