One group asserts that up to 1.6 million new jobs could be created over the next 10 years by granting visas to foreigners who start businesses in the United States, BizJournals.com reported.

Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation, which studies and promotes entrepreneurship, used U.S. Census Bureau data to make that estimate. A recently introduced bill includes a provision that would grant what are known as startup visas to 75,000 foreigners who are already in the United States on H-1B visas or F-1 student visas and start businesses here. StartupCity Des Moines Principal Tej Dhawan has been an advocate for the allocation of startup visas.