USAIE applauds new USCIS rule granting parole to entrepreneurs

USCIS publishes new rule: Parole for International Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new rule to help international entrepreneurs work in the United States for up to five years in “parole” status. The rule, published on January 17, takes effect July 17, 2017. As background, the United States lacks a visa specifically for entrepreneurs. Until now foreign national[…]

USAIE comments on Matter of Dhanasar

USAIE applauds new immigration decision to help entrepreneurs get green cards (Matter of Dhanasar)

This week USCIS fulfilled another of its 2014 goals to reform employment-based immigration for high-skilled employees. The Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as precedent the Administrative Appeals Office’s decision in Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016), Int. Dec. 3882 (December 27, 2016). Click here for USAIE’s response, and key points from[…]

USAIE comments on USCIS Final Rule

USAIE comments on USCIS Final Rules on Employment-Based Immigration

USAIE applauds United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for issuing a final rule clarifying a wide variety of issues with employment-based immigration, specifically concerning H-1B visa petitions and permanent residency petitions. Many of these clarifications were previously addressed by USCIS through a series of non-binding policy memoranda over the past 15 years, with no[…]

USAIE comments on proposed international entrepreneur rule

USAIE submits comments on proposed international entrepreneur rule

On October 17, 2016, USAIE officially submitted comments on the new international entrepreneur rule proposed by USCIS. These comments were submitted via the portal at regulations.gov. Click here for a PDF version of the complete comments. A transcript is included below. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the proposed entrepreneur rule[…]

USAIE Summary & Recommendations on Proposed Rule on International Entrepreneurs

USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule; USAIE offers summary & initial reactions, will draft model comments

Today, August 31, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would provide a new immigration option for a small but important group of international entrepreneurs. The proposed regulation is available on the Federal Register website. For a summary and initial recommendations, read this PDF from USAIE. […]

President Obama

Immigration Regulations To Watch Before Obama Exits Office: Dan Berger quoted

Over the course of his presidency, President Obama has taken immigration actions that affect millions of people living and working in the United States. But some experts say we may still be able to expect more changes still, including measures that could impact foreign-born entrepreneurs and startup founders. Law 360, a leading source of news and[…]

USAIE On Campus H-1B Incubator Programs

International Entrepreneur On-Campus H-1B Incubators

USAIE is offering assistance to private companies and universities looking to host cap-exempt H-1B employees on campus, in a manner similar to “Global Entrepreneurs in Residence” (GEIR) programs already operating on campuses around the country. See this info sheet or contact USAIE for more information. On the H-1B visa The H-1B visa is the most common[…]

Global GEIR Summit June 2016

August 4, 2016: Startup Day Across America

DRIVING GROWTH THROUGH INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP Unshackled Ventures, the innovative angel fund that extends the entrepreneurship opportunity to everyone in the U.S., including immigrants, teamed up with Congressman Joaquin Castro to pen an Op-Ed highlighting the challenges faced by immigrant entrepreneurs and proposing some solutions. The Op-Ed is featured on The Huffington Post and Recode. #STARTUPDAY They’ve[…]