After several years of attempts to do away with the International Entrepreneur Parole rule, the Biden administration has brought it back to life. However, there is a lot still unknown about how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is adjudicating these cases and what the crux or common challenges facing practitioners and foreign entrepreneurs utilizing this rule. The faculty on this basics panel will discuss filing tactics, trends, and what we have learned through the early stages of the program.
- Current State of the Program
- Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing Parole Petitions
- RFE Trends for Entrepreneurs
- Common Challenges with Cases
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About the Faculty
Kenneth J. Harder (DL), AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Houston, TX
Gregory Howard Siskind, AILA Board of Governors/DOL Liaison Committee/USCIS Case Assistance Committee/Author, AILA’s Immigration Law Practice & Procedure Manual: A “Cookbook” of Essential Practice Materials, Memphis, TN
Sophie Alcorn, AILA Innovation and Technology Committee, Mountain View, CA
Sophie Alcorn is a top 10 California immigration attorney, entrepreneur, and thought leader. She founded Alcorn Immigration Law, lauded the Top Immigration Law Firm For Startups In California. Sophie authors TechCrunch’s advice column “Dear Sophie”, serves on AILA's Innovation & Technology Committee, and hosts the podcast Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Her mission is to help people harness their strengths, follow their hearts, find direction in their goals, and live their dreams in the U.S.
Tahmina Watson, Seattle WA