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…

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Can Parole Lead to a Green Card?

Foreign entrepreneurs would be allowed to create and grow their startup in the U.S. under the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule. But because entrepreneurs will not receive a visa, obtaining a green card will still require long-term planning and maneuvering. International Entrepreneur Rule Under the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, foreign entrepreneurs or startup founders would be eligible for parole,…

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International Entrepreneur Rule Resolves Chicken-&-Egg Problem

Without the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, which gives temporary permission to foreign founders to create their startups in the U.S., those founders faced a chicken-and-egg problem. Startup founders need to prove to angel investors and venture capitalists that their immigration status is figured out before they get funded. Investors don’t want to worry that a startup founder…