Kurt Grela

Kurt Grela

Kurt Grela was born in Poway, CA -- a suburb of San Diego, California.

In September 1999, he moved from Poway to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz and study Global Economics/Latin American & Latino Studies.

While in Santa Cruz, he encountered the tech bubble of 1999/2000, which was instrumental for developing an interest in investing and startup companies. He continued studying International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco. During his academic career, he studied and traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

In January 2004, Mr. Grela moved to Washington, DC for a career in international development, small business development, microfinance, land titles, and global health. He has worked for the federal government, a private company, and a NGO. His international interests have taken him to Japan, Brazil, Mozambique, Zambia, and South Africa.

Mr. Grela s areas of focus are entrepreneurism, startup companies, social enterprise, technology, global political economy, global health, immigration, finance, international trade, supply chain and project management.
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    It is painful to watch thousands of unaccompanied minors be warehoused at border processing centers. Worse yet, the government expects another 200,000 unaccompanied minors to arrive in the next 15 months. Let's take the following actions now...
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    By Congress's lack of inaction in more than 20 years on immigration, families and businesses are created in the United States. Path to citizenship is not immediate. It's only an option, and there is a well-defined process.
  • United States Is Finally Ready for Immigration Resolution
    I found Monday’s immigration set of principles an encouraging sign because they briefly describe key components for immigration resolution and a well-managed 21st century immigration system.

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