immigration programs resume after government shutdown ends

Immigration Programs Resume After Spending Extension Approved

Following a three-day government shutdown, Congress and President Trump extended federal spending this week on programs and services through Feb. 8.   Programs Resumed The extension gives Congress more time to enact legislation to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children—or “Dreamers”—from deportation. The extension also allows the following immigration programs and processes…

Entrepreneur Parole may be short-lived

Entrepreneur Parole Likely to Be Short Lived—What to Do?

Entrepreneur Parole under the International Entrepreneur Rule may be short-lived. A federal court ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting applications for Entrepreneur Parole last month. However, the Trump administration listed rescinding the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) as one of its regulatory priorities for 2018. In fact, the administration submitted a proposal to…

Why International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

The Trump administration has officially moved to end the International Entrepreneur Rule, which never took effect. The move came a few weeks after the International Entrepreneur Rule had a promising first day in federal court to determine its fate. The International Entrepreneur Rule would help foreign startup founders obtain an immigration status called parole to…