Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, has revealed a new plan for overseas entrepreneurs who have completed their education in US.
According to the plan, the foreign born students who have pursued their education through the colleges and universities located in Massachusetts can reside in the state as entrepreneurs as per Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GER) program, which is administered by Mass Tech (Massachusetts Tech Collaborative).
Mass Tech would place the selected candidates at the private and the public universities of the state. The individuals would then be able to work part-time and meanwhile file their visa applications sponsored by their new employers.
Democrat-controlled Senate and House would probably support the proposal made by Patrick, which is intended to ease the visa process for entrepreneurs. This can be done by getting around the H-1B cap by a dodge in the system.
The institutions of higher learning are free from the cap of H-1B Visa and can file the visa applications for their employees during any time in the year.
This would mean that the individuals who have been employed by the institutions of higher learning by means of Massachusetts's GER program would have good chances of obtaining visa.