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[…]

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 issues with employment-based immigration, specifically concerning H-1B visa petitions and permanent residency petitions. Many of these clarifications were previously addressed by USCIS through a series of non-binding policy memoranda over the past 15 years, with no[…]

USAIE comments on proposed international entrepreneur rule

USAIE submits comments on proposed international entrepreneur rule

On October 17, 2016, USAIE officially submitted comments on the new international entrepreneur rule proposed by USCIS. These comments were submitted via the portal at regulations.gov. Click here for a PDF version of the complete comments. A transcript is included below. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the proposed entrepreneur rule[…]

USAIE Summary & Recommendations on Proposed Rule on International Entrepreneurs

USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule; USAIE offers summary & initial reactions, will draft model comments

Today, August 31, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would provide a new immigration option for a small but important group of international entrepreneurs. The proposed regulation is available on the Federal Register website. For a summary and initial recommendations, read this PDF from USAIE. […]

President Obama

Immigration Regulations To Watch Before Obama Exits Office: Dan Berger quoted

Over the course of his presidency, President Obama has taken immigration actions that affect millions of people living and working in the United States. But some experts say we may still be able to expect more changes still, including measures that could impact foreign-born entrepreneurs and startup founders. Law 360, a leading source of news and[…]

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[…]

Benders Immigration Bulletin

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin: Innovative Visa Options for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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[…]

Corporate Immigration 2016: Roundtable

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[…]