Partnership Members on TVFri, 11/04/2011 - 14:01 — admin
Overstock.com President: Highly Skilled Immigrants Create Jobs and Innovation
July 12, 2012 - In an interview on Fox Business News, Partnership member Jonathan Johnson, president of Overstock.com, makes the economic case for legal immigration reform and the need to remove federal caps on visas for highly skilled foreign-born students, inventors and entrepreneurs: "In my view, when we bring these people on and give them visas that allow them to work here, we're creating jobs and just as importantly we're not creating competition back in their homelands that are going to hurt our businesses and wind up reducing jobs."
Gridlocked Out: MSNBC Covers National Journal Story on Partnership Member and Immigrant Entrepreneur Sam Chaudhary
March 15, 2012 - The inability of Congress to pass meaningful immigration reforms despite a bipartisan consensus on the need for change prevents the U.S. from retaining and welcoming the world's best and brightest. Andrea Mitchell Reports covers a National Journal piece showcasing the story of Partnership member Sam Chaudhary, a promising immigrant entrepreneur having trouble operating his business ventures and creating jobs in the U.S. due to a broken immigration system.
Partnership Member & Starwood Hotels CEO Frits Van Paasschen Discusses How America's Broken Immigration System Hurts Tourism
October 31, 2011 - In this ABC World News report special, Diane Sawyer discusses a 606 billion dollar job creation opportunity the U.S. is missing out on - foreign tourists who are eager to spend money but cannot secure tourist visas to the U.S. Partnership member, Frits D. Van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels, offers his insider perspective on the issue.
Part I: Job Creating Foreign Entrepreneurs Need Better Access to Visas in U.S.
November 1, 2011 - After reaction to Diane Sawyer's "Made in America" segment on Tuesday, an Israeli national entrepreneur was contacted by USCIS with news that his visa has been reconsidered and approved.Story featured Partnership Chair, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Part II: Immigrant Entrepreneur Gets Visa After 'World News' Story
November 17, 2011 - "Made in America" with Diane Sawyer revisits the story of Amit Aharoni, the CEO of Cruisewise.com, who was denied a U.S. visa until a reversal decision was made by USCIS after his story first aired. This segment highlights the need to enact immigration reforms allowing job creating foreign entrepreneurs such as Aharoni to work and live in the U.S. Partnership Chair, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was featured in this story.
Overstock.com President: Legal Immigration Reform Needed in U.S.
November 4, 2011 - Partnership member and Overstock.com President Jonathan Johnson speaks on Fox Business News about the benefits of high-skill immigrants on the U.S. economy and how current immigration law is making it difficult for his company to fill employment gaps for high-tech positions.