• International Entrepreneur Rule: Delay of Effective Date
  • September 11, 2017
  • On July 11, 2017, DHS announced it is delaying implementation of the "International Entrepreneur Rule." The purpose of the rule, which was set to take effect on July 17, 2017, was to enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the U.S. Under the rule, international entrepreneurs would be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the U.S.) to start up businesses and work in the U.S. DHS announced it would delay implementation to March 2018 to allow for a public comment period. This delay will provide DHS the opportunity to obtain comments from the public regarding a proposal to rescind the rule pursuant to President Trump's Executive Order, titled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” aimed at heightened immigration enforcement. For more information on the International Entrepreneur Rule, see Clark Hill's March 23rd update.