July 18, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford introduced legislation to allow job creators who have been in the U.S. on an E-2 investor treaty visa for more than 10 years to apply for legal permanent residence. The bill, H.R. 3265, would also allow the children of these visa holders to remain in the country Read more about Congressman Rutherford Introduces Legislation to Reform Entrepreneur Visa Program[…]
Niskanen Center Immigration Policy Brief
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[…]
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U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the globe have produced short informational videos to help prepare people for the nonimmigrant visa application process. To find out what the process can be like, check out these links below! London, U.K. (3:09) Amman, Jordan (3:52) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7:01) Ankara, Turkey (2:35) Dubai, UAE (4:04) Manila, Philippines Osaka-Kobe, Read more about Video Guide to Consular Processing – Nonimmigrant Visas[…]
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 be more difficult to attain. The L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa can provide a path towards Read more about Bringing Your Business to the United States through the New Office L-1[…]
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[…]
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.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new rule to help international entrepreneurs work in the United States for up to five years in “parole” status. The rule, published on January 17, takes effect July 17, 2017. As background, the United States lacks a visa specifically for entrepreneurs. Until now foreign national Read more about USCIS publishes new rule: Parole for International Entrepreneurs[…]
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)[…]