This week, GANDSInvestors team members Jonathan Grode and Matthew Galati submitted a comment to USCIS’ Proposed Rule for International Entrepreneurs. A full copy of our comment is publicly available and attached. As we discussed earlier, the proposed grant of parole to these entrepreneurs could be a game-changer given that many individuals and their companies may fall outside the existing visa classifications.
We welcome USCIS’ efforts to implement this new benefits regime. However, we noted a few areas of improvement that can be made on the draft provisions. Some of our suggestions are as follows:
1. Adjudications of entrepreneurial parole requests must be efficient. We are optimistic that this program will be very popular. Yet we are justifiably concerned that long processing times due to volume could jeopardize use of the program. We’ve suggested that USCIS consider raising filing fees to ensure adequate staffing, and allow for concurrent jurisdiction for filings at local offices and CBP (as some existing types of parole requests are done) to allow for timely adjudication.
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