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[…]
On August 31, 2016, USCIS is publishing a proposed rule to grant parole to certain immigrant entrepreneurs. In this article (click for PDF), Law360 discusses the rule with several immigration experts, including USAIE’s Dan Berger.
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 (specifically, the cap on H-1B visas) and proposes one[…]
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[…]
USAIE founders Dan Berger, Rita Georges, Michael Serotte, and Stephen Yale-Loehr recently collaborated on the article ” ‘If You Want Something New, You Have to Stop Doing Something Old’– Innovative Visa Options for Immigrant Entrepreneurs”, published in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin on June 1, 2016. This legal resource article summarizes eight nonimmigrant visa categories and how[…]
In May 2016, Who’s Who Legal sponsored a roundtable discussion on Corporate Immigration. Panelists included Karl Waheed of Karl Waheed Avocats (France), Liam Schwartz of Liam Schwartz & Associates (Israel), and Steven Yale-Loehr, immigration expert and USAIE co-founder. The trio fielded questions on some of today’s top issues faced by lawyers working in this field: investor[…]
March 2016: immigrants are responsible for creating some of the most high-value startup companies in the U.S. today, but there is no clear legal pathway for many foreign-born entrepreneurs that wish to follow in these footsteps. Article by Laura D. Francis.
An analysis of startup visa legislation in Congress, March 2016.
According to recent research, more than half of America’s startup companies valued at $1 billion or more were started by immigrants! Read about these key findings.
The Insightful Immigration Blog discusses how the imperfect U.S. immigration system (specifically, the F-1 STEM OPT program) prevents immigrant students from launching start-ups in and after college. Read the article here.