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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

Discretionary Parole at the Heart of Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule

The Obama administration used discretionary parole authority to pave the way for thousands of entrepreneurs to gain admittance into the U.S. under the International Entrepreneur Rule that was proposed today. What is Parole? Parole—or temporarily admitting a foreign

What is Parole and How Do I Get It?

The Obama administration proposed a new rule that opens the door for foreign entrepreneurs to create a startup business in the U.S. even if they are ineligible for a visa. What is Parole? Under