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New USCIS Guidelines Attract More Immigrant Entrepreneurs

USCIS is updating its policy manual to attract more foreign-born entrepreneurs. This can make it easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to understand the different options to work in the United States.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Employment Pathways

USCIS has a new menu of options for entrepreneurs. It includes information “for entrepreneurs contemplating starting or managing a business in the United States” and addresses questions foreign entrepreneurs may have:

  • Options for Noncitizen Entrepreneurs to Work in the United States
    An online resource with an overview of some of the temporary and permanent pathways for noncitizen entrepreneurs to work in the United States.
  • Immigrant Pathways for Entrepreneur Employment in the United States
    Options for noncitizens who want to immigrate to the U.S. with a green card and future citizenship.
  • Nonimmigrant or Parole Pathways for Entrepreneur Employment in the United States
    Temporary, nonimmigrant opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs to start and manage a business in the United States for a specified length of time.

Updated International Entrepreneur Rule

Under the updated rule released on March 17, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security, on a case-by-case basis, may grant parole to foreign entrepreneurs:

“ DHS may use its parole authority to grant a period of authorized stay, on a case-by-case basis, to noncitizen entrepreneurs who show that their stay in the United States would provide a significant public benefit through their business venture and that they merit a favorable exercise of discretion.”

Under the updated rule, entrepreneurs would receive employment authorization only at their startup business. A spouse is also eligible to be employed in the United States. And the entrepreneur’s spouse and children may also be eligible for parole.

What Is Immigration Parole?

Parole allows someone to enter and potentially work in the United States temporarily. But the person is not to be officially “admitted” to the U.S. to become a permanent resident.

Cook and DuPage County Immigration Attorneys

Godoy Law Firm’s immigration attorneys can help immigrant investors and entrepreneurs move to Illinois. Contact Godoy Law Office today at 630-912-0322. We can answer your questions about immigration, help you file an immigration application and guide you through every step of the immigration process. 

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