The Impact of Immigration Policy on America’s Startup Dominance

The Center for American Entrepreneurship has published a study on the rise of global startups and the decline of American dominance in startup and venture capital activity: http://www.startupsusa.org/global-startup-cities/ Citylab and The Mercury News explore the role America’s recent immigration policies have played in these changes: https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/america-losing-its-edge-startups/572323/ H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smooths way Read more about The Impact of Immigration Policy on America’s Startup Dominance[…]

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 Read more about Entrepreneur Parole Rule Postponed[…]

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), we’ve written up an overview of the program according to the current details. The Entrepreneurial Parole (EP) program was originally slated to go into effect on July 17. A DHS delay in a Entrepreneurial Parole was overturned Read more about Getting ready for Entrepreneurial Parole[…]

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 Read more about USAIE applauds new immigration decision to help entrepreneurs get green cards (Matter of Dhanasar)[…]

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 Read more about USAIE comments on USCIS Final Rules on Employment-Based Immigration[…]

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 Read more about USAIE submits comments on proposed international 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.  Read more about USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule; USAIE offers summary & initial reactions, will draft model comments[…]

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 Read more about Immigration Regulations To Watch Before Obama Exits Office: Dan Berger quoted[…]