On December 14, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would take steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) in accordance with a court decision on December 1, 2017.
IER was published during the Obama administration to provide an unlimited number of international entrepreneurs a new opportunity to apply for parole, enter the U.S. and use American investments to establish and grow start-up businesses.
Since this is parole, it is a discretionary grant made by the Secretary of Homeland Security and is granted only on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, the Trump administration has made it clear that parole should be used scarcely.
While DHS implements the IER, it is also proceeding with issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking to remove the IER.
On October 12, 2017, USCIS changed the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The changes are as follows:
Petitioners now file Form I-129 according to the state where the company or organization’s primary office is located. Previously, petitioners filed Form I-129 based on the beneficiary’s temporary employment or training location.
Petitioners located in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas now file Form I-129 at the California Service Center.
Starting November 11, 2017, USCIS may reject Form I-129s that are filed at the wrong service center.
On April 23, 2011, USChinaPress.com, a leading Chinese newspaper and website, interviewed attorney Lei Jiang about EB5 Investment Based Immigration. The article (in Chinese) is published at http://epaper.uschinapress.com:81/qiaobao/html/2011-04/23/content_447965.htm.
Lei Jiang Law Firm provides quality legal services in immigration. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping clients solve problems in a quick and affordable fashion. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
On December 6th, 2010, attorneys from Lei Jiang LLC gave a presentation on immigration at Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University for international students. The presentation talked about H1B, labor certificate, investment immigration, and other immigration topics. Many students who attended the presentation found it informative and relevant.
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