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Peter F. Asaad quoted in article “First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY”

The New York Times

Below is an excerpt: 

Or, as the program’s consulting lawyer, Peter F. Asaad, put it: “Without a program like this, she certainly would be out in the cold.”

Because of guidelines set by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, IN2NYC applicants must be sponsored for the visa by their company’s board of directors, all of whom are American citizens or permanent residents. The board members have the power to determine how much the applicant earns and other terms of employment.

The program does not just benefit the visa holder, its creators say.

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