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Immigrants of the week : Ali Velshi and Martin Kleppmann

by Greg Siskind

Immigrant of The Day: Ali Velshi - Journalist

Ali Velshi is CNN's chief business correspondent and also a regular anchor of the network's news broadcasts. He is the host of the weekly show Your $$$$$, which I often watch. He is regularly reporting from the field as well and if you're a regular CNN viewer, you have seen his work. Mr. Velshi is also the author of the book Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis, which was published in 2009. Velshi is a native of Kenya and was raised in Toronto.

Immigrant of The Day: Martin Kleppmann - ENTREPRENEUR

Martin Kleppann, the German-born co-founder of Rapportive who migrated to the US from the UK, was one of the young entrepreneurs interviewed by Tom Brokaw in an excellent piece on the need for H-1B visa reform. His company makes a tool that integrates with Gmail to allow users to see profile information on the individuals sending messages, something that sounds pretty helpful if you're in business and email is your primary communication tool.

About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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