USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the international entrepreneur parole. The guidance is effective immediately and applies prospectively to applications filed on or after 3/10/23. It is asking the public for comments by 4/10/23.
History of International Entrepreneur Parole from the Memo
In order to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the United States, on January 17, 2017, DHS published a final rule introducing the criteria for entrepreneurs who have a central and active role in a start-up U.S. company and who are seeking significant public benefit parole. On May 29, 2018, DHS issued a proposed rule that would rescind the final rule, but DHS ultimately withdrew that proposed rule on May 11, 2021, signifying its support of the program.3 USCIS is now issuing policy guidance to address international entrepreneur parole and complement the final rule.
For more information, please see the attached Policy Alert or call our office.