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Immigration for International Entrepreneurs: The Proposed New Rule & Options

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Join us for a morning workshop on Immigration for International Entrepreneurs: The Proposed New Rule and the Existing Options.

We will start with discussing the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule that was announced on Aug 26, 2016, as well as the existing visa and permanent residence strategies for foreign entrepreneurs. The new rule proposes a “parole” for foreign entrepreneurs whose startups receive qualified U.S. investments or demonstrate potential for rapid growth and job creation. Even though this rule is only a proposal, which will now undergo public review and comments, it is helpful to understand how it may be interpreted by the authorities. We will discuss prior practices for comparable applications to identify potential relevant factors for adjudications under this new rule, and to help both entrepreneurs and investors develop the best strategies. Then we will move on to discuss immigration options that are already in place for international entrepreneurs, such as O-1 visa, EB-1 and National Interest Waiver, H-1B for entrepreneurs, L-1, E visa.

Agenda:

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 am
Registration check-in & continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Presentation

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Q&A / wrap-up

About the speaker:

Lisa Eisenberg, Esq. is the Founder and Principal of Eisenberg Law Firm PLLC, an immigration law firm specializing in visa solutions for tech startups and founders. The firm’s narrow focus and specialized expertise help overcome many challenges faced by startups in the immigration process.

Foreign entrepreneurs often have a difficult time getting a work visa in the U.S. because our country does not offer a “startup visa” or any other option well-suited for startup founders. This prevents many founders from legally working in the U.S., effectively managing their businesses, or obtaining funding.

Eisenberg Law Firm PLLC has the experience to utilize existing work visas for the unique needs of tech startup founders in technology and other fields. The firm also assists small and mid-size U.S. tech companies seeking H-1B, L-1, O-1 and other work visas for foreign professionals.