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USCIS Delays Effective Date of International Entrepreneur Rule

On July 11, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (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 utilize the parole program to stay temporarily in the United States to grow their start-up businesses and create U.S. jobs. 

USCIS is soliciting public comments on the decision to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule; these comments are due on Aug. 10, 2017.

Additionally, USCIS will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking at a later date soliciting public comments on a proposal to rescind the International Entrepreneur Final Rule, pursuant to Executive Order 13767, “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” 

The delayed effective date will provide an opportunity for the notice and comment rulemaking to take place.

Comment to the 2017 Final Rule delaying effective date. 
Read 2016’s Final Rule.  
Read Executive Order 13767.
Read Advocacy’s Comment Letter on the 2016 Proposed Rule.

Advocacy contact:  Janis Reyes, 202-619-0312.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017