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The Top 10 Things Every Startup Founder Should Know About U.S. Immigration Law

U.S. immigration laws and policies are not only complex and confusing, but they are constantly changing. Here are the Top 10 things every startup founder or prospective startup founder should know before

Sophie Alcorn Named to Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Advisory Committee

The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Coalition (Global EIR) has named Sophie Alcorn to its Legal Advisory Committee. Global EIR is a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs, investors, and universities. Established in 2015, the organization helps

Video: Top 5 Things Startup Founders Must Know About International Entrepreneur Parole

Watch Sophie’s video to learn all about the newly final International Entrepreneur Rule, a wonderful parting gift to Silicon Valley from President Obama’s administration.  Now startup founders are eligible for International Entrepreneur

Startup Green Card: EB-2 NIW Dhanasar

There are a lot of reasons to consider getting a green card through an EB-2 National Interest Waiver (EB-2 NIW).  With Matter of Dhanasar, it’s a lot easier to get for startup founders

International Entrepreneur Rule Ineffective As Written

The proposed International Entrepreneur Rule received more than 750 comments during the public comment period, which ended last week. Many pointed out the hurdles foreign entrepreneurs would face qualifying for parole under

Video on L-1A and L-1B Visas and EB-1C Green Cards

If you have been working at a foreign company, how can you move to the US?  If you’re a manager or executive, such as a startup founder, or an employee with specialized

Chicken-&-Egg Problem Remains Under Proposed Entrepreneur Rule

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the International Entrepreneur Rule last month, I was excited that highly motivated foreign entrepreneurs finally had another means to remain in Silicon Valley to

Comment Period Begins for International Entrepreneur Rule

The Department of Homeland Security published its proposed International Entrepreneur Rule in the Federal Register today, kicking off a 45-day public comment period. Under the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, United States Citizenship

International Entrepreneur Rule: What Do You Think?

Once the International Entrepreneur Rule is officially published in the Federal Register at regulations.gov, a 45-day comment period will kick-off where you are invited to tell USCIS what you think about the

Text of Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule

The International Entrepreneur Rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register.  However, I’ve extracted the text from the proposed rule from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Once the rule