March 15, 2016


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



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 ...
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Infographic: Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
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 ...
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USAIE comments on 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), ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Benders Immigration Bulletin
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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An analysis of startup visa legislation in Congress, March 2016 ...
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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.

Getting ready for Entrepreneurial Parole

Getting ready for Entrepreneurial Parole

The proposed EP program creates an exciting new path to work authorization for entrepreneurs. In this PDF (click for link), ...
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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 ...
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New rules on STEM OPT went into effect on May 10, 2016. What is OPT? What qualifies as a ...
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For F-1 & J-1 students performing entrepreneurial activities

Babson College, a leader in assisting international entrepreneurs, has published this very useful guide on their website. It helps ...
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Emerging Issues in F-1 Employment

Emerging Issues in F-1 Employment: Powerpoint presentation

Slides from an October 30, 2013 Powerpoint presentation given at the NAFSA Region X conference. Covers issues such as ...
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FAQ Unauthorized Employment

Guide to Unauthorized Employment

Some of the most frequently asked questions we received from self-employed immigrants pertain to unauthorized employment. Read this FAQ ...
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Organizations & programs specifically for international entrepreneurs.

On-Campus H-1B Incubators

USAIE On Campus H-1B Incubator Programs

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.


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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.


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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.


Firms specializing in this area of the law.

Curran & Berger Resources for Investors & Entrepreneurs

Curran & Berger LLP Legal Resources for Immigrant Investors & Entrepreneurs

Curran & Berger LLP has compiled an Immigration Legal Resource Page for Investors & Entrepreneurs. Visit the site for resources and guidelines regarding E-1, E-2, and EB-5 visas.

Miller Mayer

Miller Meyer for EB-5 assistance

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: immigration law for start ups & investors

Serotte Law

Serotte Law specializes in helping start ups and investors navigate U.S. immigration law. Free evaluation calls available.