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DHS delays International Entrepreneur Rule

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 11, 2017

    DHS issues a final rule delaying implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule. The delay will push back the effective date of the rule until March 14, 2018. DHS intends to use the extra time to rescind the rule altogether - a process that USCIS initiated on May 29, 2018. [ID #476]

    Federal Register--Final Rule: International Entrepeneur Rule: Delay of Effective Date
  2. Effective Date

    March 14, 2018
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    May 11, 2021

    Withdrawal of Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On May 11, 2021, DHS withdrew the May 29, 2018 NPRM that had proposed removing DHS regulations pertaining to the international entrepreneur parole program.

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Current Status

Not in effect
May 11, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • January 11, 2017

    An Obama administration rule set to take effect in July 2017 would establish criteria to guide the implementation of the Secretary of Homeland Security's discretionary case-by-case parole authority as applied to international entrepreneurs.

    International Entrepreneuer Rule

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