Dalits, the lowest caste in the Hindu hierarchy, are victims of thousands of attacks in India each year. In the U.S., Dalit immigrants are escaping discrimination from fellow Indians by creating their own businesses.
Immigration has become a hot topic during the last few years of the Trump administration. Many brands stood up to support immigrants with campaigns advocating for social change. Here are just a few companies that took up the cause in these dark times.
The new administration could reverse some of Trump’s immigration regulations and executive orders, but it might take time to undo the damage, experts warn. What should foreign entrepreneurs in the U.S. expect?
In the 1980s, a large number of Sikhs fled a violent insurgency in their home state of Punjab for the U.S. They began their American careers in the trucking and logistics business, where many had worked before in India.
The "public charge” rule, which discouraged immigrants from seeking benefits, has been temporarily blocked. Until now, green card applicants, including immigrant entrepreneurs who temporarily used social services, such as Medicaid, could be disqualified.
In the midst of the pandemic, many foreign entrepreneurs have been experiencing visa application delays. The situation is improving, but the U.S. approach to immigration could become far more punitive.