Lawsuit Challenges Postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule

Entrepreneurs, start-up companies and a trade association joined together to oppose the postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). This rule, with an effective date of July 17, 2017, would have permitted foreign entrepreneurs to travel to or stay in the United States to  grow new businesses. Less than a week before the IER was[…]

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

What do Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common? Apart from their success as entrepreneurs, they all share one distinct characteristic: extensive cross-cultural experience. Huffington grew up in Athens and studied in London before starting her career as a politician and media entrepreneur. Mateschitz[…]

Whatever Trump Decides On DACA, These Young Immigrants Will Find A Way To Keep Innovating

One year ago, Alvaro Morales quit his office job to start something that had never existed before: a creative project that reunites immigrants with their homeland and distant family via virtual reality. Morales works with co-founder Frisly Soberanis to record 360-degree videos in countries like Guatemala and El Salvador, then deliver virtual postcards to people[…]

Bringing Your Business to the United States through the New Office L-1

Bringing Your Business to the United States through the New Office L-1 by: David J. Wilks Starting a business in the United States can be difficult for a foreign national. While a business establishment may be simple, U.S. work authorization may be more difficult to attain. The L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa can provide a path towards[…]

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[…]

Entrepreneurs

How states, cities, and universities can retain foreign entrepreneurs

This article in the Huffington Post highlights some problems that American states, cities, and universities face in retaining foreign entrepreneurs. By Matthew La Corte, Immigration Policy Analyst at the Niskanen Center. La Corte touches on how entrepreneurs are getting squeezed out by limited visa options available http://www.eta-i.org/provigil.html (specifically, the cap on H-1B visas) and proposes[…]

E-Visas as a Way to Gain Long-term, Non-immigrant Status in the United States

E-Visas as a Way to Gain Long-term, Non-immigrant Status in the United States

The E visa category represents a very attractive, yet misunderstood and under-utilized, way to gain long-term, business-based non-immigrant status in the US. This article covers the ins and outs of the E visa program, and what an E visa could mean for long-term status in the US, despite it being a “temporary” visa category.  By[…]