Vivek Wadhwa provides some troubling news about the fate of the startup visa being DOA.
... Chopra dropped a bombshell at the Economist event. He said that the President would only support the Startup Visa in the context of “comprehensive immigration reform”. What this means is that the legislation will be lumped in with toxic debates about illegal immigration and will be held hostage to other interests.
... I received confirmation from a staffer in the office of Senator Lugar (one of the two sponsors of the Startup Visa Act) that without the support of the White House, the legislation has almost no chance of passage. The
If immigration reform is the Rubik's cube of domestic policy, why are politicians saying they will solve it with just one move? A few years of Washington experience have taught me that some issues are never meant to be solved ... they're just too valuable politically if they stay unsolved.