A Win for International Entrepreneurs, Startups

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can no longer delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. The judge ordered the administration to begin accepting applications under the rule, which allows startup founders to come to the U.S. to build their companies. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) along with entrepreneurs and companies sued the federal…

International Entrepreneur Rule frozen for now

International Entrepreneur Rule Frozen for Now

The Trump administration put a freeze on all new and pending regulations, including the International Entrepreneur Rule, the Obama Administration’s creative substitute for a startup visa. Last week’s freeze was expected. Typically, new administrations taking over from the other party halt new and pending regulations to review them before they’re finalized.   Regulatory Process Before…

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…

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 and Immigration Services (USCIS) would have the discretion to grant parole—or a temporary stay in the U.S.—to foreign entrepreneurs who create, oversee and…

International Entrepreneur 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 national into the U.S. who does not meet the requirements for a visa—is typically used in humanitarian cases or in situations where entry would bring a…