DHS Delays International Entrepreneur Rule “Start-up Visa”

The Department of Homeland Security delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule to March 14, 2018. The rule was scheduled to go into effect on July 17, 2017. The Department explained in its published announcement that the delay… Continue reading

USCIS Proposes Rule to Welcome International Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States) so that they may start or scale their businesses… Continue reading

USCIS to Allow Additional Applicants for Provisional Waiver Process

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver process to allow certain individuals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and who are statutorily eligible for… Continue reading

EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement Conference Summary

July, 28th 2016 USCIS held an EB-5 Stakeholder call today where it discussed EB-5 program updates and sought feedback from stakeholders. Some of the key points include the following:

  1. 5 years ago there were less than 200 Regional Centers. Today,… Continue reading

August 2016 Visa Bulletin Updates

The August 2016 Visa Bulletin published by the Department of State shows a retrogression in the following classifications:  Employment-based First Preference (EB-1) for China and India; Employment-based Second Preference (EB-2) for all countries except China and India.  Visa… Continue reading