After years of anticipation, the Department of Homeland Security has released the final text of a rule seeking to allow international entrepreneurs to stay and work in the U.S. The proposed rule would allow start-up founders who are able to show significant job growth potential and attract investment to qualify to remain and work in the US for a total term of five years. The rule will become effective on July 17, 2017.
Dependents will be eligible to accompany the entrepreneur into the U.S. and spouses will be able to apply for an independent and unrestricted work permit.
Our office has been advocating for a start-up visa or similar benefit and, while not perfect, this proposal gets close to what many are hoping for.
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