The Scoop: Couples applying for a green card often lack the legal experience or knowledge to get it right the first time, so they end up in immigration limbo waiting on the government’s approval. Boundless is an immigrant-driven tech startup on a mission to help newlyweds understand the process and get their green cards as quickly as possible. This company has revolutionized the immigration system by providing affordable and reliable legal assistance to thousands of immigrant families in the U.S.
Nearly 30 years ago, Xiao Wang’s parents left their home in Nanjing to seek the American dream. The young family faced considerable obstacles in the U.S., including a labyrinthine immigration process, but they worked through them with steadfast resilience.
As far as they were concerned, America was the land of opportunity, and Xiao’s parents were determined to give their son access to everything he needed to be successful in life.
Xiao worked hard to seize every opportunity he could, and he received a world-class education at Stanford University and Harvard Business School. Now, Xiao seeks to do his part to empower immigrant families who, like his parents, dream of a better life for their children. He co-founded Boundless to be a guiding light for immigrant couples in need of a green card.
This innovative tech company walks couples through the green card application process and offers low-cost yet top-notch legal counsel to support them from start to finish.
“We put immigrants first,” said Xiao. “They’ve been last in so many other areas of life. It’s refreshing to be able to put their interests first and give them the help they need.”
Every month, over 8,000 people fill out an application on the Boundless website and receive clear instructions from the Boundless network of independent immigration attorneys. Boundless skillfully compiles hundreds of pages of documents for couples and makes sure to dot every i and cross every t so the green card application will be approved. Thanks to the legal team’s competent assistance, couples can work through the legal system and move forward with their lives.
“Our customers don’t have worry about the forms,” Xiao said. “They can focus on their relationships and enjoy spending time together while we make sure all the government documentation is done the right way.”
Helping Over 1,000 Families Apply for Green Cards in 2018
Boundless offers immigrants a wealth of information as well as hands-on services to help people apply for and receive a green card. The team’s knowledgeable step-by-step guidance maximizes the clients’ odds of being successful with their applications.
The whole process is streamlined and automated, so all you need to do is answer some questions online, upload a few documents (including a birth certificate, marriage certificate, and tax returns), and pay a flat fee of $750 or sign up for a monthly payment plan for as low as $63 a month. Xiao said the average Boundless client spends less than two hours filling out the necessary forms on the website, and then the legal teams take it from there.
The Boundless team puts together the proper documentation for the U.S. government and then mails it to clients to sign. The package includes an envelope addressed to the appropriate government agency so the couples can send it off straight away.
“We’re in an era of uncertainty in terms of U.S. immigration,” Xiao said, “so we do what we can to clarify the situation for immigrant families and guide them through the process.”
Boundless covers all the bases during the green card application process. A dedicated team and immigration attorney triple-check the green card paperwork before submission and prepare clients for their interviews with government officials. The team is always available to answer questions along the way and deal with any issues that arise.
So far, the company has had amazing success and been instrumental in helping thousands of couples get settled in their new lives in the U.S. In 2018 alone, Boundless helped over 1,000 families apply for green cards, and the leadership team intends to build on that success in the future.
“We care about doing the right thing, changing people’s lives, and helping families, and that makes Boundless an inspiring place to work,” Xiao said.
A Revolutionary Tech Startup Puts Immigrants First
The Boundless mission is personal to Xiao because it’s the story of his family. The complexities of the U.S. immigration system impacts millions of people’s lives, and he sees a way to help through technology. Immigrants often don’t have the knowledge, time, or money to navigate the legal system efficiently, so it can take years for them to get their lives in order and achieve full legal status. Boundless can bridge the knowledge gap and give families access to affordable legal counsel and assistance.
“We have this rare opportunity to help people and become the first brand in immigration,” Xiao told us. “It’s our responsibility to help people through the process.”
The company culture at Boundless is very much client-centric. The team works hard to help people get through a complicated process as swiftly and painlessly as possible. Their offices are in Seattle, but they serve clients across the country.
Xiao ensures that team members never lose sight of their end goal to bring families together in the U.S. He chooses people who are passionate about immigration issues and take pride in their work. He told us he has all new hires sit in on feedback calls during their first weeks so they can see what Boundless is all about.
“It’s heartwarming to see what we can do,” he said. “We definitely embrace what we do as a core part of our identity. Our mission draws employees who really care about immigrants.”
Heartwarming Stories Speak to the Team’s Impact
Thousands of families have benefited from Boundless’ highly responsive and dedicated immigration service. Hailing from Mexico, Canada, China, India, and all over the world, many immigrants put their trust in the Boundless team to help them get settled in a new country.
Xiao told us the story of one couple who had applied for a green card three times before they signed up for Boundless. They had been rejected all three times for various paperwork errors, but the Boundless team made sure there were no more hiccups in the application process. The couple received their green card within six months.
Boundless has collected many touching success stories like that one over the years. Madeline and Jonathan couldn’t afford the $2,000 legal fees they were quoted by an attorney in Austin, Texas, so they searched for a DIY solution and found Boundless. “Boundless seemed very streamlined, very current, and we felt you guys were going to be the most up to date with the latest policies,” the couple said. “It felt like it was worth the money to take the stress away.”
A Norwegian student named Torun was going to college in California when she met Adrian and started dating him. After a couple years, they decided to get married and start a life together in the States. “We were really concerned about the logistics and not understanding the legal system,” Adrian said. “I wanted to make sure someone, or some company, could help us throughout this process, and Boundless definitely stood out.”
Adrian and Torun said Boundless saved them the time and headaches of going through the green card application process on their own. They’re now happily married.
“We don’t speed up the government process — no one can do that. But we give couples the best chance at success, so they can get a job, visit their families, and move on with their lives,” Xiao said.
Boundless Prepares Couples to Start a New Life in the States
Xiao’s American dream began as his parent’s dream, and it wouldn’t have been possible if they hadn’t had the grit to push through a complex and cumbersome U.S. immigration process. Xiao saw firsthand how difficult it can be for immigrants to juggle the personal challenges and the legal hurdles of starting over in the States, and he has created a company to do something about it.
He said he sees it as his obligation to reach out to other immigrant families and give them access to legal resources that can make their transition that much easier. He established Boundless to make applying for and receiving a green card more manageable for couples immigrating to the U.S. in search of a better life.
“We want to use technology to truly make a meaningful difference in people’s lives,” Xiao said. “We can use the internet to finally give everyone access to information previously only available to those who could afford a high-priced attorney.”