History has shown that U.S. employers, companies and entrepreneurs can greatly benefit the United States through the permanent immigration of the individual to the country. It’s no surprise that studies have shown that immigrants are vital to our country. That’s no surprise since the United States was founded by immigrants, and has continued to benefit from waves of immigrants. Such as the U.S. space program led by NASA.
It is well-known that the success of the Apollo space program was impacted by individuals from more than a dozen countries who had migrated to the U.S. Examples include the immigrants or children of immigrants who contributed to NASA’s space program, such as Wernher Von Braun and Eugene Cernan. Wernher Von Braun was originally from Wyrzysk, a town in the German Empire (now Wyrzysk, Poland). Eugene Cernan was the 11th person to walk on the moon, and was the son of Czechoslovakian immigrants.
What is truly astonishing is that immigrants or their children have led the creation of 40 percent or more of Fortune 500 companies listed in the United States. Many of our most “American” companies — Procter &Gamble, AT&T, Kraft, Colgate-Palmolive, U.S. Steel, Philip Morris, TIAA-CREF, DuPont, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, International Paper, Kohl’s, Capital One, Honeywell, PG&E, and Nordstrom — were founded by immigrants. Leading companies such as Google, Intel, eBay, Yahoo!, Sun, Qualcomm — all feature an immigrant-founder. It is impossible to dismiss the benefit of permitting the best and the brightest to immigrate to the U.S. The revenue generated by Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants of children of immigrants is greater than the GDP (gross domestic product) of every country in the world outside the U.S., except China and Japan.
The options that a U.S. employer, U.S. company, or an entrepreneur has to choose from are varied, based on experience, skill, education, merit, and/or financial ability. Employment-based Immigration enables a foreign worker to obtain a green card through one or more of the following types of processes:
- EB-1, First Preference Workers