USCIS Delays Effective Date of International Entrepreneur Rule

On July 11, 2017, USCIS released a final rule delaying the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule from July 17, 2017, to March 14, 2018. The final rule would have allowed international entrepreneurs to use the parole program to stay temporarily in the United States to grow their start-up businesses and create U.S. jobs. The delay will provide USCIS the opportunity to obtain comments from the public regarding a proposal to rescind the rule pursuant to Executive Order 13767, “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” Comments were due August 10, 2017.