USCIS Begins Implementing the International Entrepreneur Rule

On Thursday, December 14, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). As previously reported, the implementation of the program was to be delayed until March 2018, to allow the current administration time to review and potentially eliminate the program. However, a recent federal court ruling vacated USCIS’ delay of the rule and ordered USCIS to begin accepting applications, finding violations of procedural requirements in association with the rule delay. For further guidance on submitting IER applications, visit the USCIS website here.