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[…]

International Entrepreneur Rule: Delay of Effective Date

DHS Docket No. USCIS–2015–0006 The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (Immigration Council) respectfully submit the following comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notice, “International Entrepreneur Rule: Delay of Effective Date,” published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2017.1 Established in 1946, AILA is a voluntary[…]

Congressman Rutherford Introduces Legislation to Reform Entrepreneur Visa Program

July 18, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford introduced legislation to allow job creators who have been in the U.S. on an E-2 investor treaty visa for more than 10 years to apply for legal permanent residence. The bill, H.R. 3265, would also allow the children of these visa holders to remain in the country[…]

Entrepreneur Parole Rule Postponed

Unfortunately,  the new administration is not moving forward with the entrepreneur parole rule as scheduled on July 17.  We do hope that this will be reconsidered, as it adds one more tool for helping international entrepreneurs to build companies in the United States. For now, the absence of entrepreneur parole highlights the need to screen[…]

Immigrants Rising – New Website for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who are DACA or Undocumented

Immigrants Rising  website!   This website provides a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship landscape in the U.S. through webinars, handouts and guides. In order to have full access to webinar materials and future content, please  SUBSCRIBE HERE.  For any questions, feedback or comments, please email us at  info@immigrantsrising.org.  Follow Immigrants Rising on  Facebook and help ?build the online community!  ?