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Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Require Extraordinary Evidence: A Review of Recent Nonprecedent EB-1A AAO Decisions Under the Trump Administration
An international entrepreneur’s options for permanent residence are limited. The United States does not have a “start-up” visa. For many entrepreneurs, particularly those facing long backlogs in other immigrant visa categories, an “extraordinary ability” petition may be the only available path to a green card. By David Wilks, Brooke Ireland & Stephen Yale-Loehr
Executives and managers have a unique path to permanent residence in the employment-based first preference green card category (EB-1C). We sought to find examples of how foreign nationals are faring in obtaining green cards through EB-1C. To that end, we found four non-precedent decisions issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Administrative Appeals Office Read more about Unclearly Executive or Managerial: A Review of Recent Nonprecedent EB-1C AAO Decisions[…]
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[…]
Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar
Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar By David Wilks, Brooke Ireland, and Stephen Yale-Loehr** In December 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) issued Matter of Dhanasar (“Dhanasar”), a precedent decision issuing a new standard for National Read more about Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar[…]
SCOTT ROSENBERG BACKCHANNEL 11.22.17 The immigrant entrepreneur’s road to Silicon Valley is paved with visas. And every one tells a tale. In the case of Purva Gupta, who is now the 29-year-old founder of Lily, a Palo Alto-based startup that’s building an AI-driven fashion app, the precious US government documents weave a kind of personal epic. In Read more about The Fashion App Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas[…]
DECEMBER 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ben Veghte Melissa Cruz Stacey Berkowitz NVCA American Immigration Council Mayer Brown 202-864-5923 202-507-7518 212-506-2636 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule WASHINGTON, DC – Foreign entrepreneurs who want to build innovative companies in the U.S. received good news today when United States Read more about Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule[…]
Stuart Anderson, CONTRIBUTOR After the Trump administration announced it would rescind the International Entrepreneur rule, it left one less option for foreign nationals who wish to start a business in the United States. Although a judge has rebuked the administration for delaying the entrepreneur rule – ironically at the same time the White House sent out a press release announcing Read more about A Guide for Future Immigrant Entrepreneurs[…]
USAIE Entrepreneurs Release