The Story of George Semaan

Mr. George Semaan’s story, although it ended happily, was one that epitomizes how frustrating navigating immigration law can be. He first entered the United States from Syria with an R-1 visa for nonimmigrant religious workers as a deacon for a Christian church. While his R-1 was still valid, he applied for a green card as…
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The Story of Adel Ahmed

According to the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution, immigrants are thirty percent more likely to start new businesses in the United States than American-born citizens. Furthermore, eighteen percent of small business owners in the US are immigrants – higher both than the share of the immigrant population (eleven percent) and…
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