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UMass Supports an H-1B Loophole for Foreign Entrepreneurs
Chetan is one of the 34 members involved with GEIR, a program which sponsors foreign entrepreneurs so they are able to receive H-1B visas. Since universities are not considered private employers, they are exempt from the H-1B cap that many other companies rely on.
Think it’s a sweet deal? So does the rest of the country. According to the Ellis Project, UMass Lowell and Babson followed respectively and created their own GEIR programs. Additionally, schools in Alaska, Colorado, Missouri and California and last month, Chicago announced that many of its universities will be joining in on the program.