At USAIE, part of our mission is to link international entrepreneurs with the immigration, tax, corporate, intellectual property, and banking resources they need to be successful.
We have compiled a list of resources below. Browse the list by title, tag, or search. Is there something you’re looking for, or something you’d like to add? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTICLES & COMMENTARY
Experts weigh in on U.S. immigration issues affecting foreign entrepreneurs.
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 ...Click for link
This infographic was sourced from a blog post by Bobby Franklin of the National Venture Capital Association. It helps delineate the huge role that immigrants play in US entrepreneurship and startups ...Click for link
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), ...Click for link
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 ...Click for link
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 ...Click for link
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 ...Click for link
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 ...Click for link
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 ...Click for link
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 ...Click for link
An analysis of startup visa legislation in Congress, March 2016 ...Click for link
Unauthorized employment is a frequent issue for foreign nationals with business ventures in the United States. What is allowed? What is forbidden? This links answer common questions.
USAIE applauds United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for issuing a final rule clarifying a wide variety of ...Read More
New rules on STEM OPT went into effect on May 10, 2016. What is OPT? What qualifies as a ...Read More
Slides from an October 30, 2013 Powerpoint presentation given at the NAFSA Region X conference. Covers issues such as ...Read More
Some of the most frequently asked questions we received from self-employed immigrants pertain to unauthorized employment
. Read this FAQ ...
PROGRAMS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Organizations & programs specifically for international entrepreneurs.
USAIE can help your company or university set up an on-campus incubator to facilitate cap-exempt H-1B employment, similar to the GEIR programs already in place around the country. See this info sheet or contact USAIE for more information.
Unshackled is an innovative angel fund that extends the entrepreneurship opportunity to all entrepreneurs in our country, including those who are dependent on work visas.
In conjunction with the City Colleges of New York (CUNY), IN2NYC is creating pathways for international entrepreneurs to bring their companies to New York City.
IMMIGRATION LAW FIRMS
Firms specializing in this area of the law.
For almost 20 years, Miller Mayer has provided exceptional counsel to regional centers, developers and individual EB-5 investors seeking EB-5 capital and visas.
Serotte Law specializes in helping start ups and investors navigate U.S. immigration law. Free evaluation calls available.