Immigrants

News and Articles About Immigrants

We Should Welcome Refugees. They Are Often Great Entrepreneurs.
Radicals & Visionaries

We Should Welcome Refugees. They Are Often Great Entrepreneurs.

The tenacity required to survive as a refugee is the epitome of what entrepreneurs require to succeed.
John Pilmer
Financial Tech Startups Compete for U.S. Immigrant Market
Immigrants

Financial Tech Startups Compete for U.S. Immigrant Market

Upstart firms -- along with expanding digital and mobile options from Western Union and MoneyGram -- are helping immigrants deepen their roots in the United States at a time when incendiary anti-immigration rhetoric dominates national politics.
More Than Half of America's $1 Billion Startups Were Started by Immigrants
Radicals & Visionaries

More Than Half of America's $1 Billion Startups Were Started by Immigrants

The collective value of these 44 startups is $168 billion, according to a new report.
Catherine Clifford
'Pride and Prejudice': The Increasing Competitiveness of Foreign Students
Radicals & Visionaries

'Pride and Prejudice': The Increasing Competitiveness of Foreign Students

How concerned should we be at the multitudes of foreign grads who want to come here?
Gregory Stoller
What Immigrants Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Hustling to Succeed
Radicals & Visionaries

What Immigrants Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Hustling to Succeed

Leaving your home and culture for America requires every risk-taking attribute that entrepreneurs cherish.
Zeynep Ilgaz
This Man Climbed the Ladder by Sticking With Gutters
Franchisees

This Man Climbed the Ladder by Sticking With Gutters

Loyalty and ambition drive a U.S. success story.
How to Succeed as a Foreign Founder in Silicon Valley
Radicals & Visionaries

How to Succeed as a Foreign Founder in Silicon Valley

To make it in the Valley, you need to focus on building a diverse team while maintaining roots in your country.
Sergio Monsalve and Ran Reske
After a Life as Refugees, This Entrepreneur Family Has No Fear
Radicals & Visionaries

After a Life as Refugees, This Entrepreneur Family Has No Fear

Fleeing Vietnam at risk of their lives in hopes of reaching American taught the Lams everything there is to know about pursuing dreams.
Daphne Mallory
2 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who Prove the American Dream Endures
Radicals & Visionaries

2 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who Prove the American Dream Endures

Americans might wonder if the U.S. is still the land of opportunity but the people who overcome great odds to come here have no doubts.
Daphne Mallory
Adversity Only Makes These Immigrant Entrepreneurs More Determined
Radicals & Visionaries

Adversity Only Makes These Immigrant Entrepreneurs More Determined

Two new Americans tell how the particular challenges they have faced prepared them for the inevitable difficulties of entrepreneurship.
Daphne Mallory
Lessons on Overcoming Obstacles From a Pair of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Radicals & Visionaries

Lessons on Overcoming Obstacles From a Pair of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The success of new Americans confirms our faith in what can be achieved with a clear vision and hard work.
Daphne Mallory
This Family Business Begun in a Basement Has Gone Big Time
Radicals & Visionaries

This Family Business Begun in a Basement Has Gone Big Time

Lifeway Kefir was begun a generation ago on a shoestring budget and is now a $150-million operation.
Daphne Mallory
The Lack of Visa Options for Entrepreneurs is Hurting America's Economy
Radicals & Visionaries

The Lack of Visa Options for Entrepreneurs is Hurting America's Economy

The frustrating barriers to living legally in the U.S. are keeping out entrepreneurs eager to launch businesses and hire American workers.
Dan Novaes
Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies
Immigrants

Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies

Owning a company is an achievable goal for newcomers to America. Here's how.
Zeynep Ilgaz