Georgia Tech Hosts USCIS Entrepreneur Panel

 Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson welcomed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Tactical Team to campus today.

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Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson welcomedU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Tactical Team to campus.

The event showcased a presentation on new online resources, a panel discussion and question and answer session, and a tour of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)—Georgia Tech’s startup accelerator.

The EIR Initiative, launched earlier this year at an information summit in Silicon Valley, was created to draw on industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices critical to American economic growth. Business experts and USCIS immigration experts worked collaboratively over a period of 90 days to optimize the range of existing nonimmigrant visa categories often used by entrepreneurs to provide pathways that are clear, consistent and aligned.