International Entrepreneur Rule on Deathbed; Alternatives for Founders

6 Options Founders Should Consider with International Entrepreneur Rule on Deathbed

Bad news for startup founders. The International Entrepreneur Rule—the closest thing to a startup visa in the U.S.—is dying a slow painful death. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register delaying the effective date of the rule until March 14, 2018, to consider rescinding the rule altogether. This move follows an…

immigration options startup founders should know

The Top 8 Immigration Options International Startup Founders Should Know

If you’re an international founder, legally establishing your new startup in the United States presents a challenge. Devising the best strategy requires knowing the immigration options available, consulting with an experienced attorney, and weighing the factors in your situation. If you would like a strategy session about your immigration options, contact us at Alcorn Immigration…

Sophie Alcorn named legal advisor to Global Entrepreneur in Residence Coalition

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 international entrepreneurs remain and build their companies in the U.S. Global EIR partners international founders with universities, mentors, investors, and cities. That partnership…

International Entrepreneur Parole

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 Parole, a U.S. immigration status.  Here are the top five things startup founders should know: This rule provides an immigration status for startup…

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 the rule. The International Entrepreneur Rule gives U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the discretion to grant parole—or a temporary stay in the U.S.—to…