Specialists in Immigration, Civil and Business Law

Our firm offers experienced and knowledgeable representation before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for non-U.S. citizens, their families and their employers.

Since our inception, we have handled thousands of immigration cases. Our knowledge of the USCIS, what the USCIS wants and how the USCIS handles cases is grounded in over 10 years of experience in all aspects of immigration. We have helped non-U.S. citizens obtain approval for cases as simple as visitor visa extensions and as complex as Extraordinary Ability petitions. We have also helped U.S. businesses and universities with hiring non-U.S. employees, as well as handling other matters such as articles of incorporation, real estate transactions, etc.

 

IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATES:

“国际企业家临时入境许可条例”今日(2017年12月14日)起施行

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Email: shawamu@usworkingvisa.com

美國移民服務局今天宣佈, 其根據最近的法院命令正在採取步驟執行“国际企业家临时入境许可条例”International Entrepreneur Parole。

国际企业家临时入境许可条例”一波多在折,本应该2017717日生效。但川普政府在2017711下达命令将执行暂停。 然华盛顿特区一联邦地区法院于2017121日宣布暂停令无效,命令移民局马上开始执行。

“国际企业家临时入境许可条例”有益于有创新精神的国际企业家们进入美国,特别是在其它签证无法尽快提供入境许可的情况下,可以很快入美发展公司业务,比如中国大陆出生的EB-5投资移民等待配额的时间漫长遥遥无期,作为公司中间的企业家们无法在美领导发展公司,导致公司发展无法按EB-5投资移民申请时的企业规划进行,结果是企业失败,EB-5投资移民申请同时失败。“国际企业家临时入境许可条例“可以许可企业家及全家初始入境30个月(2 ½ 年),并可以申请延期。大致条件要求如下:

  1. 新创企业申請人最近在美國成立了一個新创企业, 自創立以來就合法地從事商業, 並具有迅速增長和創造就業的巨大潛力。在緊接提交首次临时入境申請日期之前的5年內創建的企业可以被视为新创企业。
  2. 申請人拥有企業家资质申請者是该企业的创始人, 他有资质发展该企业業務。申請人可以通過提供證據證明他或她: (1) 在初審時對該企业擁有相当 (至少 10%)股份利益; (2) 在企业的業務和未來增長中發揮積極和中心作用, 其知識、技能或經驗將大大有助於該企业在美國開展業務和擴大其商業。申请人不能只是被动投资人
  3. 在美國拥有相当数额的資本投資或政府資助
  4. 美國投資者的投資申請人可以證明該企业已從某些合格的具有成功投資記錄的美國投資者那裡獲得了大量資本投資(至少25万美金)。申請者必须证明,初創企业已收到來自可查证具有大量初創企業投資成功经验的美國投資者 (如風險資本公司、天使投資人或創業加速器)。
  5. 政府赞助金:申請人必须证明, 新创企业已經獲得了在經濟發展、研究和開發或創造就業方面具有專長的聯邦、州或地方政府機構的重大獎勵或贈款,總計10萬美元或以上, 用于經濟、研究和開發, 或創造就業。

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https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/17/2017-00481/international-entrepreneur-rule

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision.

Although the IER was published during the previous administration with an effective date of July 17, 2017, it did not take effect because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on July 11, 2017, delaying the IER’s effective date until March 14, 2018.  This delay rule was meant to give USCIS time to review the IER and, if necessary, to issue a rule proposing to remove the IER program regulations.

However, a Dec. 1, 2017, ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in National Venture Capital Association v. Duke vacated USCIS’ final rule to delay the effective date. The Dec. 1, 2017, court decision is a result of litigation filed in district court on Sept. 19, 2017, which challenged the delay rule.

The IER was published during the previous administration to provide an unlimited number of international entrepreneurs a new avenue to apply for parole, enter the U.S., and use American investments to establish and grow start-up businesses. Parole is a discretionary grant made by the Secretary of Homeland Security and is granted only on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. The rule established new criteria to guide the adjudication of parole applications from certain foreign entrepreneurs, providing them with temporary permission to come to the country. The rule did not afford a path to citizenship, which only Congress can do.

On Jan. 25, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, which requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that parole authority is exercised only on a case-by-case basis, and only when an individual demonstrates urgent humanitarian reasons or a significant public benefit due to the parole.

Guidance on how to submit IER applications is available on our International Entrepreneur Parole page.

While DHS implements the IER, DHS will also proceed with issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to remove the Jan. 17, 2017, IER. DHS is in the final stages of drafting the NPRM.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/17/2017-00481/international-entrepreneur-rule