This year will see a Congressional debate for the proposal of a new visa which will make it far easier for non-US residing entrepreneurs and "foreigners with good ideas" to stay in the US, and to contribute to the rebuilding of the economy.
Grant foreign nationals a visa if their business plan grants them $250,000 from a US based venture capitalist, or $100,000 from an informal investor and,
Show that the business will generate five to ten jobs or generate a profit and at least $1m in revenue.
This new scheme will allow foreign nationals to generate less money from more sources, as well as generate a profit without necessarily creating jobs straight away, but have the monetary potential to in the future.
Yet the typical usual will argue that this will take away jobs from existing citizens, which personally I cannot see being the case. The visa scheme will take into account a broad spectrum of ethnicity's and foreign backgrounds as well as those studying at universities, including homegrown citizens. Regardless of these variables, the best will be picked, but those who are indeed foreign and don't have the appropriate visa or immigration status will benefit from the scheme to ensure they can stay whereas before they would lose out.
The website, StartupVisa.com, houses more information and the aim and goals of the initiative to reform the EB-5 visa legislation.